Byron Leftwich is looking for work and has a good track record behind him
One coach that might've been a good idea to bring on board last offseason as an offensive consultant is Byron Leftwich. Maybe he had the Tom Brady effect when he was the offensive coordinator in Tampa Bay. He is a smart and upcoming coach who gained a lot of attention for some top jobs across the NFL just a couple of seasons ago.
It would make a lot of sense as Tomlin knows him and Leftwich has experience in Pittsburgh during his playing days. This hire would make a lot of sense for all parties involved and Leftwich might be able to help mentor Kenny Pickett since he used to play the position in the NFL. He should probably be on the coaching staff already, but it would make sense for him to be the replacement.
Duce Staley is a former Steelers player that could make sense to hire
Another former player for the Steelers that would make some sense to join the coaching staff. He is in Carolina with the Panthers as their assistant head coach and Running backs coach. He has not called plays in the NFL, but Staley has been seeking the right opportunity to keep advancing his coaching career. Expect him to push for bigger jobs in the NFL in the next couple of years if he can find the right spot.
Staley is a former running back for Pittsburgh and even won a Super Bowl with the team. He might be able to fit the bill that the black and gold are looking for in their offensive style. They want a ground-and-pound attack on the ground that allows for splash plays in the air. Staley would probably like that style as an offensive coordinator and consider the job here if it was presented to him.