Are the Steelers truly prepared for a win-now approach in 2021?
We take a look forward at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ current roster and suggest if it’s enough or not for their championship approach for 2021.
Fresh off the cusp of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers and 31 other organizations can now anticipate the results. An emotion that won’t be fulfilled after week one or likely even after year one, it’s all hope for the success of their picks.
Hope should be the expectation because we can only judge the future of each player in their new scheme based on their skills and how those skills translate in the NFL. However, action still needs to occur and the variables of the game aren’t as black & white.
With an offensive approach to the draft, as they should have, the Steelers were rebellious against popular trends. Selecting a running back in the first round and a tight end early in a draft that featured a deep OL and CB class, left many scratching their heads.
Nonetheless, despite the indifferences of analysts and fans, the Steelers know the last days of QB Ben Roethlisberger have been flirted with long enough. The chance for a Super Bowl trip aligns with the bit of remaining playing time he has. Knowing that free agency is still an option to improve, are they complete enough to compete for a deep playoff run?