The Porter name means a lot to the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fan base.
So, expectations were high for Steelers rookie cornerback Joey Porter Jr., who looked ecstatic to follow his old man’s steps and also play for the Steel Curtain.
He got off to a slow start to the season.
However, the No. 32 pick in the past NFL Draft has been one of the best players on the team as of late.
Since cracking the starting lineup, he’s been stellar, even against the likes of DeAndre Hopkins.
He keeps getting better and more comfortable, and as shown by PFF Pittsburgh Steelers, he was at his best against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Joey Porter Jr. in primary coverage vs. the Packers
2 receptions allowed, 9 yards
56.3 passer rating allowed
— PFF PIT Steelers (@PFF_Steelers) November 14, 2023
Porter Jr. only allowed two receptions on four targets for nine yards and a passer rating of 56.3 as the primary defender in Week 10.
He spent the first six weeks of the season as Levi Wallace’s and Patrick Peterson’s backup.
He went from playing as an outside corner in dime from time to time to becoming a starter, and it doesn’t seem like Wallace is going to get his spot back any time soon.
The Penn State product’s press skills have been quite impressive, and head coach Mike Tomlin has raved about his work ethic and determination to get better every single week.
Notably, he could have his hands full next week in a divisional matchup vs. the Cleveland Browns.
Nonetheless, he’s already proven that he won’t back down from any challenge, and he’ll continue to stay ready for when his number gets called.