Ranking the Steelers among AFC North running back groups
The Steelers have little depth behind Najee Harris but they do not rank as one of the worst at the running back group in the AFC North.
The Steelers are just like every other franchise in the NFL when it comes to noticing the trend of running backs in today’s game. This is no longer the ground-and-pound kind of league that the NFL used to be dominated by. Now the game is all about the passing game and high-scoring offenses.
The running back position is only a part of the element of the new era of football. The position has continued to lose value over the last decade and that trend does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Only some of the select few at the top of the position get paid a big contract after their rookie deals, and that is also becoming uncommon too.
The AFC North is still one of the toughest divisions in football and only seems to get more difficult by the season. The division is still changing with the new ways of the game, but it still has the tough physical game that fans of these four clubs have been enjoying for a long time. Running back plays a pivotal role in different offenses in this division and has created some quality or quantity in the north.
4. Ravens currently have the worst group in the AFC North division
The different groups of running backs have some nice quality players for their respective teams. Some have more quantity than quality and that is kind of where the Baltimore Ravens currently sit. Most of these players would probably do best as a committee, but they do have a cemented starter returning from injury last season.
J.K. Dobbins is the starter as he is coming back from a season-ending injury after showing a lot of promise as a rookie. The depth behind him is decent with players like Justice Hill and Gus Edwards waiting in the wings to take some snaps. Lamar Jackson is still their most electric playmaker and that is what also helped make this decision to leave them as the worst group in the division.