Steelers check in at No. 14 in offseason power rankings

No team has had a bigger roster turnover this offseason than the Pittsburgh Steelers. The headlines are all about the team moving on from quarterbacks Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph in favor of Russell Wilson and Justin Fields.

The combination of moves the Steelers have made helped land them at No. 14 on Touchdown Wire’s first offseason NFL power rankings. Here’s what they had to say about the ranking:

The Steelers have been the most active team when it comes to making massive moves, which is certainly a difference in what we have grown accustom to. Pittsburgh signed linebacker Patrick Queen from the hated Ravens, and they’ve been wheeling and dealing with trades, as well. They sent receiver Diontae Johnson to the Panthers and got cornerback Donte Jackson in return, as well as a sixth-round pick. They also signed quarterback Russell Wilson and traded for Justin Fields, sending Kenny Pickett to the Eagles in between. The Steelers won 10 games with bottom of the barrel quarterback play in 2023. They don’t need Wilson and/or Fields to be top 10 quarterbacks. If they are slightly below average, that’s still a massive upgrade over what they had in 2023.

The Steelers snuck into the playoffs last season thanks to a late-season push with Rudolph at quarterback. Pittsburgh is hoping all these changes will pay off with the first playoff win since 2016.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire