June 23, 2024

Pittsburgh Jerrod Johnson agreed to a contract extension with the Houston Texans, therefore the Pittsburgh Steelers will not have the chance to hire one of the best quarterback coaches in the NFL, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. The Steelers interviewed Johnson for the role of offensive coordinator; Arthur Smith, a former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, was ultimately hired to fill it. Following the hiring, it became unclear whether the team would give Johnson a job as their passing game coordinator and QB coach. Johnson is still in Houston, so that question is now closed.

Mike Sullivan, the Steelers’ current quarterbacks coach, will be let go. After the team benched Matt Canada, Sullivan assumed play-calling duties. The New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders have interviewed Sullivan for their open offensive coordinator roles. However, Pittsburgh is anticipated to replace him even if he is not hired. It’s yet unclear with whom, but it won’t be Johnson. It is probable that the Steelers will search for a younger player with significant potential, particularly if Smith is considered a possible head coach candidate once more in the future. Pittsburgh should soon be the target of that search.

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have their new offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports. As of this week, they’ve agreed in principle to a deal with former Falcons head coach Arthur Smith but have yet to make the move official.

But new details have now emerged about what kind of contract Smith will sign.  Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that Smith’s contract with the Steelers – which he still has yet to sign – will be for three years.

 

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