Steelers fans should expect a tumultuous campaign by 2021. Here are five bold predictions for Mike Tomlin’s squad preparing for the regular season.
2021 is going to be a very strange year for the Steelers. The potential for change in Pittsburgh goes deeper than the ticking clock in Ben Roethlisberger’s career. Mike Tomlin’s roster is set to see serious changes in the near future.
Steelers officials will step into the upcoming campaign with the intent of giving Roethlisberger another shot to lead his team into the playoffs. The reality of this training is relatively small. This time has the potential to get off the rails very quickly if they don’t start hot.
That doesn’t mean Pittsburgh fans shouldn’t go into the next season without hope, but it will be a risky endeavor. Steelers fans should keep the following five bold predictions in mind as a roadmap for their 2021 season.
5. Eric Ebron leads Pittsburgh in catches
Roethlisberger’s rapidly decreasing arm strength means he has to rely on short passes more than ever. That puts Ebron in a position to devour a number of targets if he can find a way to catch the football more consistently.
Expect him to aim for lots of quick passes in the middle and short release throws in the flats. Ebron’s ability to break open-field tackles will be vital to Pittsburgh’s offensive efficiency. He’ll lead the team on catches, but that may not be good news for the Steelers offensive as a whole.