There are two streaks that the Pittsburgh Steelers want to sustain.
First, they would like to enter the playoffs for the third straight year after missing it in 2018 and 2019.
Second, head coach Mike Tomlin’s record of not having a losing season is still intact.
But before they head to training camp, some of them decided to play pickleball.
In a hilarious twist, the lady who played with them did not know who they were.
Put this in the "text from mom" hall of fame.
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 12, 2022
The CBS Sports Twitter page shared the text that the mom sent in getting help to identify the players.
She said, “So I rolled up to North Park tonight to jump in to a pick-up pickleball game. Started playing with these guys. Had no idea who they were. Last game, the guy in the green shirt and I whooped the other two. Then everyone else there wanted to take our photo.”
With what the lady shared, Steelers defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick could become a two-sport athlete.
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Her neighbors might be jealous of her after spending time with some of the top players on their beloved team’s defense.
Fitzpatrick has become a two-time First-Team All-Pro safety after being traded by the Miami Dolphins to Pittsburgh.
Meanwhile, Highsmith had six tackles and 15 quarterback hits last season.
Undoubtedly, Watt is the leader of the unit after tying the NFL record of 22.5 sacks in a single season.
He also had 64 tackles and 39 quarterback hits last season.
The four-time All-Pro also received a four-year, $112 million extension before their 2021 campaign started.
Could it be that pickleball helps them become elite defenders?
If yes, expect more players to pick up the sport soon.