Missing the playoffs has never been a common theme for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their illustrious history. However, amid some turmoil in recent years, the Steelers have failed to advance to the postseason in back-to-back seasons.
Last season, Pittsburgh’s quest to reach the playoffs was derailed early in the season when Ben Roethlisberger went down with a season-ending elbow injury. While the defense kept the team afloat, the absence of Roethlisberger proved to be proved to be detrimental to the offense.
After injuries marred Pittsburgh’s offense in 2019, there is newfound optimism for the Steelers in 2020. For the most part, that is due to Pittsburgh getting Roethlisberger back under center, giving them an upgrade over what they had a season ago.
Given how Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges performed while Roethlisberger was sidelined, almost anyone would be an improvement at quarterback next season. With all that being said, Pittsburgh still has plenty of questions that need to be answered on the offensive side of the ball in 2020.