He brings to the receiver group experience, and he had to laugh when he realized, going into his sixth season, that he is the most experienced player in the Steelers receiver room.
“It’s kind of weird,” said Moncrief, who is 25-years old. “I have to be the mentor guy, the guy who can push guys and make sure guys do things right. Like coach said already, it’s a great room. You have guys like JuJu Smith-Schuster who is doing things a lot of young guys can’t do. You have a lot of other guys who are hard-working young guys who are going to push me and motivate me and make me go fast every day. It’s going to be a fun room, a fun time. I am ready to get with those guys and show them what I can do.”
When it comes to experience, though, he knows he will be playing with one of the NFL’s most experienced and talented quarterbacks in Roethlisberger and he can’t wait for the opportunity to get on the field with him.
“I’m looking forward to playing with Ben, a Hall of Fame guy,” said Moncrief. “Get a chance to play some years with him and catch a lot of balls. Having a quarterback like Ben, it’s always been a dream to play with a guy like that and come to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I talked to Ben earlier. He texted me. He called first. I couldn’t answer. I was in the doctor’s office. Then he texted me. That was exciting getting a message from Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback. He said he is ready to get going, get some chemistry going and lock in on the plays and get ready. He was telling me he is ready to get going, ready to make some plays, get some throws in and meet up in the offseason and get some chemistry going, get some chemistry going early so it rolls over into the season.”