The Steelers need to look into the possibility of Byron Leftwich coming to Pittsburgh to join the coaching staff.
News broke recently that Bryon Leftwich is out of a job after being fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This comes after being a Head Coach candidate for many jobs around the league just one year prior. He has been one of the more heralded offensive coordinators in the NFL since he took the job, even though this year was a bad outlier.
Other news just recently broke as well that reported Matt Canada will be retained as the Steelers offensive coordinator in 2023. Some rumors started to swirl that Leftwich could supplant Canada as the new offensive coordinator, but that did not become the case. Instead, Canada has his job and Leftwich is looking for his next opportunity in the coaching ranks.
Leftwich would bring good experience as a coach for the Steelers
Pittsburgh should be on the phone trying to get this coach onto their staff one way or another. He is a young mind in the NFL and has a lot of ties with Pittsburgh. Leftwich started off with the Jacksonville Jaguars in his playing days as a quarterback before joining the Steelers. He would back up Ben Roethlisberger for many years and win a Super Bowl ring in the process.
From there, Leftwich got the coaching bug and started his resume in the desert. He rose up the ranks with the Arizona Cardinals before Bruce Arians took the top job with the Bucs as their Head Coach. Arians was Leftwich’s offensive coordinator during his time in Pittsburgh. The connection made sense and it would make a ton of sense for this former Steelers member to return at some capacity to this staff.