Will Tre Norwood's Snaps Increase Down The Stretch?
At 3-7, the Pittsburgh Steelers are easily having the worst season in the Mike Tomlin era.
As the team continues to struggle in their first year post-Ben Roethlisberger, their defense, which in previous seasons has been their strongest unit, has underachieved in a big way.
Coming into the 2022 season, many expected second-year defensive back Tre Norwood to see a greater role, considering the promise he showed in his rookie season. Instead, Norwood has seen only three starts and has played 235 defensive snaps. To put this in perspective, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon has played a total of 248 defensive snaps, and he had not played since their Week 8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
In the few snaps that Norwood has played, he has proven to be valuable in coverage. Norwood holds a 50% completion percentage allowed and a 68.3 passer rating when targeted.
For Norwood, gaining experience will be key to his goal of establishing himself as a viable defensive player. Whether he will get that chance to prove himself remains to be seen.