The pittsburgh Steelers will start the 2022 season of the NFL with a new starting quarterback after 18 straight seasons with Ben Roethlisberger as QB1, but that won’t affect his playoff aspirations though Kenny Pickett, Mitchell Trubisky Y Mason Rudolf fight for ownership.
The Steelers acquired Pickett with their first-round pick of the last Draft and Trubisky in free agency with a team-friendly contract. In this case, a scenario in which the former Bears and Bills QB works as a bridge a la Tommy Maddox with Roethlisberger is believable.
Also, Matt Canada’s offensive system will protect any quarterback with the ground attack Najee Harris and the body of receptors made up of Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool and the rookies George Pickens Y Calvin Austin III.
Nevertheless, The main reason the Pittsburgh franchise is aiming for the postseason is its defense.. Although in 2021 they allowed 361.1 total yards and 23.4 points per game, the unit led by TJ Watt, Cam Heyward and Minkah Fitzpatrick promises to be better in 2022 due to the change of coordinator and key additions in free agency.
Teryl Austin will be the new defensive coordinator after spending the last three as manager of the defensive backs. Austin served as CD for the Detroit Lions from 2014-2017 and for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018 before coming to the Steelers.
Another success of Pittsburgh during the offseason was the hiring of free agents out of Trubisky. Before leaving the team, Kevin Colbert, the Steelers’ former general manager, beefed up the offensive line with james daniels Y Mason Coledefense with the LB Myles Jack and the CB Levi Wallace; and the special teams with the punt returner Gunner Olszewski.
Finally, Coach Mike Tomlin’s team haven’t had a losing season since 2003, year in which they finished 6-10 and drafted ‘Big Ben’.
Record in 2021: 9-7-1
Stadium: Acrisure Stadium
Super Bowl titles: 6 (IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL and XLIII)
head coach: Mike Tomlin
offensive coordinator: Matt Canada
defensive coordinator: Terry Austin
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