Steelers could usher in new era with these 5 OC candidates

Pittsburgh has to get this hire right in 2024.

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This season will end up being a fairly forgettable one, barring an unforeseen Week 18 where the Pittsburgh Steelers get some help en route to the postseason. Even if the Steelers make it into the playoffs, it would be shocking to see them go very far.

The team has already made a significant move, this year, by firing offensive coordinator Matt Canada. But, the quarterback position remains in question as well. Whether it's Kenny Pickett, Mason Rudolph, or another quarterback in 2024, the Steelers need to make sure the most important position in football is being led by the right coordinator.

As the offseason nears, let's look at a few offensive coordinator candidates the Steelers could hire, bringing hope for this new year and next season.

1. Brian Angelichio, Passing Game Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach, Minnesota Vikings

When quarterback Kirk Cousins went down with a season-ending Achilles injury, the Minnesota Vikings looked dead in the water. However, they managed to stay alive down the stretch despite subpar quarterback play.

Somehow, the Vikings are still the No. 6 passing team in the NFL, even with guys like Joshua Dobbs, Jaren Hall, and Nick Mullens making starts. Much of that has to do with head coach Kevin O'Connell and his system, but Brian Angelichio is the one who schemes up the passing game alongside the head coach.

Angelichio's passing attack hasn't been as consistent as it was with Cousins, but the Vikings' offense is still a strong template to pluck from. O'Connell came from the Sean McVay tree, thus hiring Angelichio could bring some similar creativity to a Steelers offense that has had a hard time getting the ball into their top playmakers' hands.