Two former Steelers are among the notable players who could get their first championship ring in Super Bowl 55.
Antonio Brown, who is the Steelers second all-time in receiving yards, plays for Tampa Bay. Le’Veon Bell, who is fourth all-time in rushing yards for Pittsburgh, plays for Kansas City.
These two are among the scheming players who could win their first Super Bowl ring this weekend. Here’s a look at those players:
Le’Veon Bell, RB, Chiefs
The Jets have cut the bell this season and he has resurfaced with the Chiefs. The veteran running back played a small role in the Kansas City offensive machine with 254 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and he’s had just two carries in two playoff games. Bell also suffers from a knee injury, so an expanded role against Tampa Bay is uncertain.
Antonio Brown, WR, buccaneers
Brown is set to play in the Super Bowl after missing the NFC Championship game. He missed the first eight games of the season for breaking NFL personal conduct policy. He totaled 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns as a role player in the Tampa Bay offense, but he had just two catches for 11 yards in the regular season game with the Chiefs.
Leonard Fournette, RB, buccaneers
The Jaguars knocked out Fournette in September, but the former first-round pick took the opportunity with Tampa Bay. Fournette rushed for 367 yards and six touchdowns in the regular season, and he’s scored one touchdown in each of Tampa Bay’s three playoff games en route to the Super Bowl. He figures to be a key player in the game against the Chiefs.
Blaine Gabbert, QB, buccaneers
Kansas City substitute Chad Henne won a Super Bowl ring last season and played the tie-breaker for Patrick Mahomes II in the AFC divisional playoffs. Gabbert is Tom Brady’s replacement in Tampa Bay. The 2011 first-round pick has yet to take a hit in a postseason game.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs
Edwards-Helaire has a unique opportunity. He was on a national championship team at LSU in his last college season, and now the first-round pick has a chance to be on a Super Bowl championship team as a rookie. Several rookies made an impact in the Super Bowl – and nothing better than Timmy Smith of Washington in Super Bowl XXII. Edwards-Helaire has this opportunity in Kansas City.
Mike Remmers, T, Chiefs
Remmers, a veteran tackle, has played for nine different franchises since joining the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Remmers’ role in Kansas City takes on even greater significance with the loss of Eric Fisher in the AFC Championship game.
Ndamukong Suh, DT, buccaneers
Suh has scored 64.5 sacks in 11 seasons in the NFL and he’s become a valuable piece in Todd Bowles’ home defense for the Bucs. Suh played for the Rams in Super Bowl LIII, so this is another chance to take on Brady on the bigger stage.
LeSean McCoy, RB, buccaneers
McCoy ranks 22nd all-time on the NFL racing list with 11,102 career yards. It took more than one mentor role for Fournette and Ronald Jones II in Tampa Bay. He starred in three shots in the NFC playoffs, marking his eighth game in the playoffs and his first Super Bowl appearance.
Drew Stanton, QB, Buccaneers
Stanton is on the Tampa Bay practice squad – and he played under Bruce Arians in Arizona. Stanton likely won’t be active for the game, but the veteran quarterback has rebounded in the league since 2007.