5 Steelers that had the most disappointing 2020 seasons
By Andrew Falce
While Snell had his struggles as a reserve, the issues weren’t much better with starter James Conner in terms of running the ball. As with Snell, he doesn’t deserve all of the blame, as the offensive play calling and blocking were putrid, but Conner does still deserve some of the blame. While he had an overall better year than Snell, there was certainly a lot to be desired from his 2020 season.
Arguably the worst thing about the season was the fact that it started off so well for Conner. Besides the first game, he was a vital piece to the team’s offensive success early on. While a lot of his yards came in chunks, he was still consistently getting four-five yards a carry which allowed the offense to be more balanced. Suddenly, that stopped, and the Steelers began to pass early and often instead.
Conner is likely heading to a new team in 2021, and it may just be best for him. While he does have some injury concerns, he proved in 2020 that he can shoulder the load. A new scheme and a team that is more willing to use him should aid in him getting closer to his 2018 form. While it wasn’t all his fault. His 2020 season with the Steelers was a disappointment.