ESPN names one Steelers player who could use a change of scenery this offseason

Dec 3, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Allen Robinson II (11)
Dec 3, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Allen Robinson II (11) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Allen Robinson II has only played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for one season, but he would still benefit from a change of scenery over the offseason, at least according to ESPN. In a recent article, Robinson II was identified as the player in Pittsburgh who could most use a fresh start.

So, why Robinson? Here's what ESPN had to say:

"The Steelers got an early jump on top candidates in need of a change of scenery when they cut C Mason Cole, QB Mitch Trubisky, OT Chukwuma Okorafor and P Pressley Harvin III earlier this month. Beyond that quartet, Robinson is the next best change-of-scenery beneficiary. Robinson arrived in Pittsburgh via trade a year ago to round out a relatively young receiving corps, but he finished fifth on the team in receiving yards with only 280 on 34 receptions with no touchdowns.

"Robinson is valuable as a mentor to the younger players such as George Pickens, but with relatively little production and a $10 million cap savings if released, Robinson's future in Pittsburgh is up in the air."

Given Robinson's lack of production last season, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Steelers part with him, especially considering the cap savings they would generate by doing so.

Prior to his season with the Steelers, Robinson also spent time as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams. Perhaps he will be joining his fifth team this offseason.

Quarterback remains Pittsburgh's most pressing issue

The Steelers will ultimately decide what they want to do regarding Robinson, but they have bigger fish to fry -- namely figuring out what they want to do at the quarterback position next season.

Kenny Pickett will be back, but the question is who else will be filling out the depth chart at that position. Will Mason Rudolph be back? Or, will the Steelers look to bring in someone from the outside? They've been linked to the likes of Russell Wilson and Justin Fields.

The Steelers made the playoffs last season despite dealing with inconsistent, and often underwhelming, quarterback play throughout the season. They have to feel like an upgrade there could quickly catapult them into contention.