Top 20 head coach candidates to replace Mike Tomlin if the Steelers decide to move on

  • A local Pittsburgh guy could be an interesting replacement
  • Ron Rivera has a prior Pittsburgh connection
  • Bill Belichick could be a free agent

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Press Taylor has been able to help turn around the Jaguars offense

Going back toward an offensive mind here with Press Taylor of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Everyone is looking for a young offensive mind that has new ideas for leading an effective offensive attack. The Steelers need someone that can help their offense rebound and Taylor would be a great option. He has worked closely with Doug Pederson for most of his coaching career.

Pederson is regarded as being one of the better offensive minds in the NFL. That should help Taylor transition to the head coaching gig well. This is his second season as Jaguar's offensive coordinator after spending plenty of years with the Eagles as a positional and quality control coach. He is rising the ranks fast and could be a nice addition to Pittsburgh.

Larry Foote is a former member of the Steelers that has qualifications

Another former player of the Steelers here who has been in the coaching realm for some time. Larry Foote is a former linebacker for the black and gold. He won two Super Bowls during his playing days with the Steelers. He has now been coaching in the NFL since 2015. Foote has quickly gotten promotions since his initial start as an assistant linebackers coach.

He is nearly finished with his second season as the Tamp Bay Buccaneers co-defensive coordinator. He holds other coaching duties for that team too. He is a young defensive mind who might get better results from his defense elsewhere. Not everything falls on him since Todd Bowles takes most of the defensive duties. If not for the top job, maybe a return to Pittsburgh as a defensive coordinator would also make sense.