Who is on the hot seat if the Steelers have a losing season in 2022?

Jan 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin yells before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC Wild Card playoff football game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin yells before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC Wild Card playoff football game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada looks on during Rookie Minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada looks on during Rookie Minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada

When a team struggles in any capacity, the coaching staff generally gets thrown to the wolves. If it happens to the Steelers in 2022, make no doubt some will scream for Tomlins’s head on a pike. That said, if that does happen this season, Tomlin has a sacrificial lamb at his disposal for this season at least, and that is his offensive coordinator Matt Canada.

As you all know, Canada was even in the hot seat at the end of the 2021 season, but Tomlin doubled down, giving him a vote of confidence; then, the Steelers signed Mitch Trubisky and drafted Kenny Pickett. Why? Tomlin does not want to face the media explaining that they ran out of offensive plays as he did in the first meeting with the Bengals in 2021.

So hopefully, with the addition of Trubiskey, Pickett, Pickens, and Austin, to name a few, the Steelers will have enough gimmicks up their sleeve to keep defenses on their toes. Perhaps in a best-case scenario, with some of the new offensive weapons the Steelers have obtained, Canada will prove his play-calling got hamstrung by a quarterback that was not very mobile and did not like to run a play-action