5 bold predictions for Pittsburgh Steelers offense in 2020

Benny Snell #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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The Steelers offense is primed for a big year, but there are still some bold predictions about what could shape this unit’s future.

After a disappointing season from the Steelers offense, this unit appears to be set to rebound in 2020 with Ben Roethlisberger returning to the helm. Retooled and sprinkled with potential stars, the Steelers offense has some serious firepower and could surprise some people who are still sleeping on them. Most analysts don’t expect much from the unit, but training camp reports are hyping the offense as a potential problem for defenses.

While this group will likely be good in 2020, just how good they can be is harder to answer. While starters like JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner are likely to rebound from their injury-plagued 2019 campaigns, there are still questions marks on the offensive line that need to be answered. That considered, this group should be far better than it was last year.

Coming up with bold predictions for the group is difficult, as the unit seems to be pretty set on paper. However, many players are just an injury away from suddenly being thrust into a prominent role. As well, regression and progression of players can lead to new opportunities that weren’t present before.

While these bold predictions are far from guarantees, each has a realistic shot of happening. As well, they aren’t all positive nor all negative, instead of containing a mix as certain players will and won’t meet expectations. All of that said, here are five bold predictions for the Steelers offense in 2020.