Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart
- AFC North
- Heinz Field
- Head Coach
- Mike Tomlin
- Offensive Coordinator
- Randy Fichtner
- Defensive Coordinator
- Keith Butler
- Special Teams Coach
- Danny Smith
- Defensive Scheme
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner could be playing his final year with the club in 2020, according to Cody Flavell of Sports Illustrated. With Conner's health seemingly always in question for one reason or another and the organization looking to save cash for other signings beyond the season, Flavell believes Pittsburgh may not be willing to give the 25-year-old the money required to retain his services. Conner finished 2019 with 464 yards and four touchdowns and battled a shoulder issue that relegated him to only 10 games. While the return of Ben Roethlisberger could open up the run game throughout the season, the fourth-year man could see a slightly reduced workload after the team drafted Anthony McFarland Jr. in the NFL Draft during the offseason.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that he has fought off-the-field addictions over the years. "I've fallen as short as anybody. I've been addicted to alcohol. I've been addicted to pornography, which makes me then not the best husband, not the best father, not the best Christian I can be," Roethlisberger said. Big Ben also admitted that his Christian faith grew distant during his college days at Miami (Ohio). The veteran QB's season-ending elbow injury in the second week of the season brought Roethlisberger back to his faith. There are more questions than ever about the 38-year-old's health heading into the 2020 season. Roethlisberger can still be lights-out when the matchup is right, but he'll be more of a QB2 streamer for fantasy owners because of his age and injury history.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin discussed the team's offensive line with reporters on Tuesday. He expects Matt Feiler to open camp at left guard while Chuks Okorafor and Zach Banner will battle it out for the starting right tackle spot. Those projections are fluid, however, as Tomlin stated that things could change at the start of the regular season. The coaching staff will have to decide whether Banner and/or Okorafor are better at right tackle than Stefen Wisniewski is at left guard. Okorafor and Banner have a combined five starts across their respective NFL careers. The young Pittsburgh offensive line could experience some growing pains early in the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Zach Banner and Chukwuma Okorafor will battle for the right tackle spot in training camp, with Matt Feiler starting camp at left guard, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. However, the Steelers could move Feiler back to right tackle and Stefen Wisniewski to left guard if they aren't comfortable with the combination of Banner and Okorafor at right tackle. Feiler or Wisniewski have big shoes to fill in trying to replace retired All-Pro Ramon Foster at left guard this year. Okorafor, just 22 years old, should have a leg up on the journeyman Banner for the right tackle gig.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) has been pleased with his progress. "He's comfortable and pleased where he is. Some people who had the opportunity to work with him are impressed and pleased where he is. The medical experts are comfortable where he is and his readiness for 2020," Tomlin said. Big Ben has had positive reports on his rehab from season-ending elbow surgery last year, but there is plenty of concern surrounding the 38-year-old's health heading into the 2020 season. He put up big numbers in 2018 but is often dealing with some sort of injury along the way. Roethlisberger can have big weeks here and there in the right matchups, but you shouldn't be relying on him as your weekly QB1.