The careers of Jason Worilds and Sean Lee will inevitably be forever linked in the minds of Steeler fans ever since we used our 2nd round pick on OLB Worilds (even though we had James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley outside) instead of ILB Lee who went 3 spots later to Dallas (a young ILB next to Lawrence Timmons seemed like more of a need at the time, since James Farrior was nearing the end of his career, leading the team to bring back Larry Foote after his one season back home in Detroit). Many Steeler fans tend to have a soft spot in their hearts for Penn State linebackers, and Lee seemed like a perfect fit at the time.
When Lee flourished early while Worilds rode the pine, fans got more and more upset with the pick. However, here we are now with Worilds signing a $9 million transition tag to be our starter in place of the departed LaMarr Woodley, and Lee has now torn an ACL for the third time, ending his 2014 season before it has started, and possibly starting to bring his overall career viability into question. Injuries like that are unfortunate and unpredictable, but for the first time in their respective careers, it finally looks like Jason Worilds has a leg up (no pun intended) on Sean Lee.