5 biggest questions we must see answered at Steelers training camp

  • What role will second-year players have in 2023?
  • Several positions are wide open entering camp

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2. Who will win the RB3 job?

Dating back to last year, this is a position that has raised plenty of debate. Now the door is wide open, and it's almost impossible to tell at this point who Pittsurgh's third-string running back will be in 2023. In 2022, this was a job that belonged to Benny Snell Jr. However, this was primarily due to the lack of a better option.

As a runner, Snell left a lot to be desired, and his efficiency has been near the bottom of the league since he entered the NFL. It was his special teams ability that kept him around as long as he did. Now that Snell is gone, it's hard to say who the best player is for the role.

Last year, Anthony McFarland averaged 5.7 yards per carry during the preseason, but he was released because of his lack of ability on special teams coverage units. This could happen again in 2023. There are several young players who will be looking to be the next Jaylen Warren, but only one of these guys will earn a spot on the 53-man roster by the time the season starts.

We know who the top two running backs will be in 2023. The RB3 must be a player who can handle special teams duties and split carries in the backfield in the event of an injury. If none of the backs on the 90-man roster prove worthy, the Steelers may even look for outside help to fill the role after cutdown day. Stay tuned!