Benny Snell wanted more reps with the Steelers? He’s about to get them.
This afternoon, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin announced backup running back Jaylen Samuels would miss “about one month” after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.
Steelers’ HC Mike Tomlin said RB Jaylen Samuels underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday and now will be sidelined about one month.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2019
According to Tomlin, Snell is “chomping at the bit” to be a contributor in the Pittsburgh offense, adding that he expects the former Wildcat to “get more exposure” at running back moving forward.
Tomlin expects Benny Snell to get more "exposure" at running back in wake of Jaylen Samuels injury. Lauds Snell for the work done on special teams so far.
— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) October 8, 2019
Through five games, Snell has managed just 30 yards on five carries, though he did manage an impressive 23-yard run on the very first carry of his career:
— Tommy Jaggi (@TommyJaggi) September 15, 2019
With consistent reps and more opportunities on the horizon, we’ll see how Snell takes advantage against the Los Angeles Chargers during Sunday Night Football.
Until then, check out his record-breaking career highlights at Kentucky: