The Steelers now know their opponents for the 2019 preseason.
Announced from the team’s official website, Pittsburgh will open with two straight home contests before hitting the road for the last two games of the preseason.
Where 2019 begins. pic.twitter.com/IeQU2qA9l4
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 9, 2019
Three of four games (Tampa Bay, Kansas City and Carolina) will be televised locally, while week three’s contest on the road against the Tennessee Titans will be nationally televised on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
The preseason proves to be a valuable tool for both coaches and players alike. Steelers fans will remember Josh Dobbs’ strong last game to beat out fellow quarterback Landry Jones for the third depth chart at the position.
2019’s preseason will again be met with heavy anticipation, as the Steelers will ultimately find out the answers to questions that have begun to surround the team in the off-season: How much, if at all, has James Washington progressed? Are the Steelers any more confident in Dobbs/Rudolph to take over the throne once Ben Roethlisberger calls it quits? How will the soon-to-be Steelers draft selections fare?
We are still four months away from preseason action, yet the days are beginning to be numbered until Steelers football consumes television sets across the country. The NFL’s regular season schedule has yet to be announced, although it is expected to be released sometime in the near future.