3 biggest offseason priorities for Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers have a lot to iron out over the offseason, but this is a good place to start.

Oct 8, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin reacts on the
Oct 8, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin reacts on the / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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After losing 31-17 to the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking to make some changes and upgrades over the course of the offseason in order to get to the next level.

The Steelers have won more Super Bowls than every team not named the Patriots (they both have won six), but at this point it's been a while since they've played in the big game. Pittsburgh's last Super Bowl appearance came back in 2010, and the standard in Pittsburgh is teams that can contend for a ring. So, it's safe to say that the fan base is hungry for another appearance.

Here's a look at three priorities for the Steelers this offseason in order to put themselves in the best possible position to truly compete for another Lombardi Trophy next season.

Figure out the quarterback position

There has been a lot of chatter regarding what the Steelers plan to do at the quarterback spot next season. Will the Kenny Pickett experiment continue? Will they bring back Mason Rudolph? Could they look to bring in a different veteran? Those are all valid questions and potential options, and answering those questions is the paramount priority for the team this offseason.

A recent report from The Pittsburgh Post Gazette suggests that the team is split internally regarding whether they should go with Pickett or Rudolph as the starter moving forward. That's if Rudolph remains on the roster, as he's set for free agency.

The one thing we know for certain is that there will be competition for Pickett, one way or another.

“There’s always competition in this thing,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said last month. “We don’t anoint anyone. Man, I’m appreciative of [Pickett’s] efforts and where he is and excited about continuing to work with him. But certainly, he will be challenged from a competition perspective moving forward. Competition brings the best out in all of us.”

Ironing out the plan at the quarterback position is the biggest domino that needs to fall for the Steelers this offseason.


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