4 ways the Steelers can start building a team for the future

Najee Harris #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Najee Harris #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers drops back to pass. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

One era of Steelers football is coming to an end, so it is time for Pittsburgh to begin building for the future.

It’s frequently stated that all good things must come to an end, and that’s becoming evident with the Pittsburgh Steelers. For years, head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have dominated the NFL, but their run is coming to an end. With Roethlisberger eventually set to step away, Pittsburgh must prepare to turn the page to a new era of Steelers football.

Changing eras can be an ugly process for a franchise, but, if done right, it can be a seamless transition as the team continues its ways of success. What’s in store for the Steelers rebuild is yet to be determined, but there are a few things the franchise can do to make sure their future is just as bright as their storied past.

Pittsburgh has already begun setting up for the future by drafting young players like Najee Harris and Kendrick Green, while also extending talents like TJ Watt. For a bright future, the team must do more of this. Here are 4 ways the Steelers can start building a team for the future:

4. Steelers must draft a quarterback

The quarterback position is getting younger and more dynamic throughout the league. With Roethlisberger on the home stretch of his Hall of Fame career, Pittsburgh must join the trend and draft a talented young quarterback.

The jury is still out on just how good the 2022 quarterback draft class is, but Steelers Nation already has their eyes on some. While there are a number of prospects with both talent and question marks, Pittsburgh must do its evaluation and position itself to draft their quarterback of the future. One look at the landscape of the NFL and it’s evident how much drafting a quality quarterback can help.

The Steelers have a great coach, a good defense, and a talented running back; with some added offensive line help, Pittsburgh will be the perfect environment for a young quarterback to thrive and develop.