Everyone is talking about the return of T.J. Watt to the Pittsburgh Steelers and you can’t blame them. It genuinely feels like an early Christmas gift.

I know, I know. Watt’s return will not fix every single issue on this team (it’s a long list, after all) but his impact on defense will be felt right away. This year, the Steelers have the 20th defense per Football Outsiders’ DVOA while having the fourth-worst pressure rate in the league per PFR.

With Watt on the team, the Steelers have consistently finished as the #1 team in sacks in the NFL. It’s just different when #90 is able to line up.

Pittsburgh couldn’t have asked for better timing, too. Before Week 9, Pro Football Focus ranked the New Orleans Saints OL 25th in the NFL.

But Watt’s return shouldn’t be all we talk about when it comes to reinforcements for the Steelers.

The team will also get Damontae Kazee back at safety, who should provide Pittsburgh with much-needed depth and the ability to run three-safety looks, a must in today’s NFL. With the Steelers wanting to do a better job tackling, Kazee’s presence should help.

“When Kazee is out there, it adds a third guy who can also move around and be anything in the secondary,” said Minkah Fitzpatrick of the Steelers’ defense. “It does give them a more difficult read.”

On top of that, recently acquired William Jackson III should provide better play at outside cornerback.

Suddenly, the Steelers get to unleash three starters they haven’t had for most of the regular season.

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