Pittsburgh Steelers dream roster of Super Bowl era: Running Backs

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With the NFL gearing up for the 2020 season, it is time to construct the Steelers dream roster of the Super Bowl era, starting with the running backs.

After compiling the list of Steelers Quarterbacks that make up their dream roster, it is now time to focus on running backs. The Steelers have been blessed with a history of amazing runners since the turn of the super bowl era. While only five made the final cutdown, it would be unfair to ignore the ones who didn’t make the cut. While historically strong players, Rocky Bleier, Merril Hodge, and Barry Foster narrowly miss the cut. This isn’t a knock on any of them, they just don’t excel at any particular role for this roster.

Important to remember again is that this roster is comprised of the best players for a specific role. Like with QBs, Kordell Stewart may not have been the third-best overall QB during the super bowl era, but he would have excelled in the gadget player role. Same with RBs, fit with the team will play a role in making the dream roster or not.

The Steelers typically carry three to four RBs and a FB, so I’ll be carrying five total at the position. Considering the rich history of the position, the Steelers will be utilizing a committee backfield. Again, this means that players will be chosen for their value at the position not necessarily as the best overall at the position. That being said, here is the Steelers dream RB depth chart of the Super Bowl era.