Steelers could usher in new era with these 5 OC candidates

Pittsburgh has to get this hire right in 2024.

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4. Jerrod Johnson, Quarterbacks Coach, Houston Texans

Here is another former quarterback and someone who is part of one of the most impressive and surprising teams of the current season. Houston Texans quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson deserves a lot of credit for how rookie C.J. Stroud has played this season.

Obviously, Stroud was a top pick for a reason. He's a talented player. But, between offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik and Johnson, this unit has thrived, despite some tough circumstances at times. There has been a back-and-forth in the back field due to injuries until Devin Singletary kind of became "the guy." Injuries at the wide receiver position have hampered them all season long, with Tank Dell's season-ending injury being the most notable.

Still, the Texans are in the thick of the playoff conversation and Stroud has thrown for over 3,800 yards, 21 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. The Texans' offense is no. 10 in football in yards per game, which is something I wouldn't have thought possible if you told me a year ago.