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Building the Steelers Offense Around Russell Wilson & Justin Fields

The Steelers offense is looking to build right around Justin Fields and Russell Wilson. How can they do it the right way?

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Pittsburgh Steelers QBs Russell Wilson & Justin Fields

To say that the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback room looks a lot different this year would be an understatement. And so does the Steelers offense. With the additions of Russell Wilson and Justin Fields, the franchise hopes that one of these players will provide stability and be the answer to the post-Ben Roethlisberger era. Arthur Smith is the offensive coordinator tasked with arguably the most important job of all this season: building an offense around Russell Wilson or Justin Fields’ strengths while minimizing their weaknesses in hopes of contending for an AFC North crown. Things didn’t work out for any of the three parties in their previous stops, and pulling back the layers on why that was is critical to this equation.

SN analyst Derrick Bell is joined by SB Nation contributor and creator of the Tape Don’t Lie YouTube channel Marcus Johnson to discuss the Steelers quarterback room. What does Wilson have left in the tank and how can Pittsburgh get the most of out of him? What type of offense is Fields best suited for, and how can he balance his development as a passer while capitalizing on his athletic gifts along the way? Consider this a deep dive on how the Steelers should construct their offense around their new quarterbacks and the reasonable expectations from this experiment.

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