As one of the most storied franchises in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers have always been relevant in the league, even when it seems like the team doesn’t have much of a chance to win it all.
Coming into the 2023 NFL season, no one is talking about the Steelers as a threat to win it all, and some believe they might not make the playoffs for a second straight season.
Although the team is arguably rebuilding and trying to get Kenny Pickett up to speed as Ben Roethlisberger’s successor in Pittsburgh, the Steelers are still as popular as ever, as the franchise is one of the most successful in league history.
Despite the team’s recent struggles, the Steelers have six Super Bowl titles to their credit, but Colin Cowherd argues this franchise has not been great over the last 12 seasons, with only three playoff wins during that time, via “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.”
The Steelers have 3 playoff wins in the last 12 seasons…
"They have embarrassing losses. Remember the one to Tebow, to Blake Bortles, to Baker Mayfield?" pic.twitter.com/N5zayHcNzE
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 8, 2023
Even though there’s not much turnover in Pittsburgh, with Pickett being the first new starting quarterback since Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin still being the head coach and as well-respected as any in the league, Cowherd has a point that this team isn’t the threat it once was in the AFC.
As Cowherd points out, the Steelers don’t get criticized like other storied franchises in the league do for their shortcomings, which is interesting, considering the team’s popularity.
However, things may start to change in Pittsburgh, as Pickett looks like the real deal with a stacked offense and one of the league’s best defensive players leading the way on the other side of the football in T.J. Watt.NEXT: Kenny Pickett Talks His Connection With George Pickens