The Pittsburgh Steelers have some serious issues on the offense right now.
Mike Tomlin got most of the blame for their inconsistency, yet the veteran coach managed to get them to the playoffs despite their subpar QB and offensive situation.
The team went away from their usual M.O. and parted ways with offensive coordinator Matt Canada mid-season.
And while the offense looked slightly better without him, it’s evident that they need a new direction in that regard.
With that in mind, NFL insider Peter King reports that former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is a candidate to take the reins of the offense going forward (via Andrew Fillipponi on Twitter).
Great NFL insider Peter King told @937thefan that former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury will talk to the Steelers about their vacant offensive coordinator position.
I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else report that.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) January 23, 2024
King is one of the most respected voices in business, so there must be plenty of truth to this.
Kingsbury has previous head coaching experience at both collegiate and professional levels, and while his decision-making is often left to be desired, he’s known for being a bit of an offensive guru.
Then again, he had Patrick Mahomes and Kyler Murray as his quarterbacks, so going from that to either Mason Rudolph, Mitch Trubisky, or Kenny Pickett is a major drop-off, to say the least.
All things considered, the Steelers need to address their QB situation first and foremost before even dreaming of being a legitimate postseason contender.
And if trading up in the NFL Draft isn’t a possibility, perhaps they could look to make a run at Justin Fields, Russell Wilson, or any other veteran gunslinger who becomes available in the offseason.