5 NY Giants games Daniel Jones must take advantage of poor secondary play

Daniel Jones should succeed against these secondaries in 2024
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3. Pittsburgh Steelers

All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick headlines the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary, but after playing in only 10 games last season, we don't know what to expect from him. The veteran missed four games in the middle of the season and the three final games at the end of the year due to a hamstring injury. With the Steelers thin at the safety position, the team signed former Dolphins safety DeShon Elliott in free agency.

While adding Elliott provides much-needed depth, he doesn't necessarily move the needle for the Steelers. Pittsburgh also added Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson in free agency. The veteran is coming off a poor performance in 2023, where he had one forced fumble, five passes defended, and did not record an interception in 16 games played.

Still, the Steelers' top corner is Joey Porter Jr. The 2023 second-round pick is coming off a disappointing rookie campaign, where he had 32 solo tackles, 10 passes defended, and one interception. Porter is still unproven, and if Pittsburgh expects him to start this season, he must take a step forward. We can expect Jones and the Giants to be prepared to take on this Steelers' secondary come Week 8.