Steelers boast oldest primary coaching staff in the NFL

Curt Popejoy
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With age comes wisdom, right? Let’s hope so because according to ESPN, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the oldest primary coaching staff in the entire NFL. With an average age of 58.5 years old, Pittsburgh’s coaching staff is a full 20 years older than the youngest staff in the league, which are the San Francisco 49ers.

Head coach: Mike Tomlin (48)
Offensive coordinator: Randy Fichtner (56)
Defensive coordinator: Keith Butler (64)
Special teams coordinator: Danny Smith (66)

For many years head coach Mike Tomlin was able to boast he was one of the youngest coaches in the league. But with the rush of new up-and-coming coaches, Tomlin at 48 finds himself in the middle in terms of age.

Looking at the Steelers coaching staff beyond the coordinators it isn’t clear if there is a plan to replace guys like Randy Fichtner or Keither Butler already on staff. Matt Canada might be the eventual replacement for Fichtner but you have to think he’s staying as long as Ben Roethlisberger is around.

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