Steelers offseason positional primer: Running back options for 2024

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Steelers in-house RB options

The Steelers are in a really good spot with running backs heading into the offseason. Both Harris and Warren are under contract for at least next season, and there is a real chance both are around longer than that.

Harris is up for his fifth-year option. Given his hot stretch of play in the latter portion of the season. Warren will be a restricted free agent a year from now, meaning the team will maintain a lot of control, and I even think he could be a sleeper extension candidate in the offseason.

Godwin Igwebuike is a pending free agent (although one has to think that he could easily be retained) and the team only signed Aaron Shampklin to a reserve deal. There is a clear hole at that third spot that the team would do well to fill. No, the role won’t be huge, but the team could get back a few carries a game if they are unique enough.

There is a real chance that no significant names are added to this roster. That said, considering the team seemingly had some sort of plan for McFarland initially, I like the idea of getting a faster back to complement this group. With the running game the focus of the offense, having a capable third back could be an underrated move.