4 obstacles in Steelers way of winning AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 19: Najee Harris #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Steelers offensive roster uncertainties

The Steelers recently added Mitch Trubisky to the roster that already included quarterbacks Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins. With rumors swirling about the Steelers potentially selecting a quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft, it raises questions about who will be the starter for this upcoming season.

The Steelers spent a good chunk of change in order to sign Mitch Trubisky, so it is expected that he will be the starter. However, in a recent appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, Rudolph indicated that he would be competing for the starting job. With the possibility of having four quarterbacks on the roster at the start of training camp, it is becoming quite difficult to take a guess at who will win the job.

The running back and the wide receiver room are facing similar uncertainty. With the departure of three wide receivers in free agency, there are concerns as to how the Steelers will add more personnel to that room. I believe it will be a mix of the draft and picking up any remaining free agents after.

An additional running back might be more important to add. The Steelers cannot put Najee Harris through another workload as they did in his rookie campaign. If they want him to remain productive and more importantly, healthy, they need to find him help. A backfield with two efficient running backs is becoming the standard around the league. This has given additional strength to teams like Denver, Cleveland, and Dallas.

If the Steelers want to make a legitimate run at the division title, they need to add another running back and a couple more wide receivers.