Despite losing starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger early in the 2019 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were in the playoff hunt until the final week of the year. If the new CBA’s playoff rules were implemented a year earlier, Pittsburgh would’ve qualified as the final playoff team in the AFC.
Heading into this season, a full year removed from the Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell departures, the Steelers figure to be right back in the playoff hunt in 2020. They could even be Super Bowl contenders if everything falls into place.
With Big Ben back under center and a stacked defense ready to wreak havoc, the Steelers have a real chance to win their seventh Lombardi Trophy in 2020, even though they may not be a sexy pick heading into the season.
Here are three reasons why.