Even though Ben Roethlisberger hasn't committed to returning next season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly expecting to have him as their starting quarterback in 2021. Per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo (h/t NFL.com's Adam Maya), there is "optimism" in the Steelers organization that Roethlisberger will return. In addition, Garafolo noted the Steelers will work with Roethlisberger to restructure his contract and reduce his $41 million cap hit for next season.
Quarterbacks coach Matt Canada is reportedly expected to replace Randy Fichtner as the team's offensive coordinator next season. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Canada interviewed for the Miami Dolphins OC position as well but will instead remain in Pittsburgh. The Steelers created an offensive coordinator opening this week when they announced that Fichtner would not be re-signed after three years on the job.
The man who steered the Terrapin football ship in rough waters is now being rewarded with a promotion with the Steelers.