The Pittsburgh Steelers came out flat in 2019 and suffered a massive blow in Week 2 when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger walked into the locker room with a season-ending elbow injury. Despite the devastating loss, Pittsburgh battled to an 8-8 record and narrowly missed the playoffs.
With Big Ben returning for his 17th season with the black and gold, Pittsburgh’s offense should regain some of its lost luster. The unit once featured All-Pros at almost every level, but the offense only faces questions this coming season.
The Steelers face an uphill battle as a franchise over the next two or three years. As Roethlisberger’s career winds down, the team desperately wants to squeeze out one more Super Bowl run. The defense is already one of the best in the league. It’s the offense that leaves much to be desired.
However, analysts and fans shouldn’t judge Pittsburgh’s performance last season too harshly. After all, the team did start either Devlin Hodges or Mason Rudolph for 14 games. Getting to 8-8 with those two is another feather in Mike Tomlin’s cap, but he’s still missing a second Super Bowl victory.
Contrary to the beliefs of some media members, the Steelers boast a capable offense. When healthy, there’s nothing for the unit to fear. With their offense coming back together, Pittsburgh could win ten games this season.