Matt Canada could be the Steelers offensive coordinator in 2023
Welcome to the villain of Pittsburgh sports right now as Matt Canada has led one of the worst offenses in franchise history. It all looks to fall on his shoulders with how poorly this group has functioned ever since he took over as offensive coordinator. There seems to be no defense for this coach outside some of those on his staff because some of his players have publicly aired their grievances.
Could Canada really be back as Pittsburgh’s offensive play caller next season? The answer is yes, it is great to win but fans also need to realize that the offense is starting to play better. Canada is not great at his position, but he has shown signs of improvement with the offense since the bye week.
The group is not going to be stellar and get 40 points per game, but they have been winning football games. If the club keeps rolling with a safe run-heavy approach to close out the season, then perhaps Canada will get serious retention consideration when those decisions need to be made.
Another thing that fans need to recognize is that the Steelers want stability for their rookie quarterback, and Canada is under contract for another season after this. They do not want to pay him to sit at home unless they truly need to move on. Pittsburgh likes to do things their way and it should not surprise anyone if Canada comes back if the offense keeps playing better.
The Steelers are in an unusual spot right now, but they still have a lot of football left to be played. It will be interesting to see how some of these members of the team perform the rest of the year and if that will be enough to come back next season.