A 5-step guide to a quick and successful Steelers rebuild

Heisman winner Alabama quarterback Bryce Young Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Heisman winner Alabama quarterback Bryce Young Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
1 of 5
Matt Canada, Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

With the Steelers needing a roster update, here is a condensed five-step plan for how the team can rebuild during the 2022 offseason.

The Steelers roster is hitting an all-time low in terms of talent and play right now. There isn’t a lot going right now, and even though the team is still technically competing for a playoff spot, this team isn’t great. 2022 will likely signify the rebuild that has been long overdue for this squad. Luckily, the Patriots have proven that a rebuild doesn’t have to take a long time, as they successfully did it in two seasons.

Pittsburgh has to start this process next year, and here is a five-step process for the team to follow to get their rebuild off to the right start.

Steelers first step: Get some fresh ideas

One of the hardest elements to watch on game day with this team is their utter lack of creativity on offense and defense. This is due to a combination of things, as the coaching, player quality, and significant injuries have greatly hampered this team. This has to change next season, as the team can’t go into 2022 with a similar plan as 2021.

While the team can’t purge every coach, looking for a new defensive coordinator and an experienced offensive line coach is a good start. While many are calling for Matt Canada’s head, don’t expect to see him be one and done with the Steelers. As well, giving him an offense with some more mobility than what he has now could do him wonders.

Considering his contract, Mike Tomlin will be the coach once again, but the team could see a new general manager enter the picture if Kevin Colbert retires. Don’t expect a huge name to be added there though, as the team has seemingly been grooming Brandon Hunt as the next GM. That said, he can ideally offer some fresh ideas to the offseason and draft process. While the changes here won’t be drastic, adding some fresh faces and new ideas to the coaching staff is a must to get this rebuild going.