The Pittsburgh Steelers intend to promote quarterback coach, Matt Canada, to offensive coordinator according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
They plan to promote Matt Canada, the team’s current quarterback coach, to the team’s new offensive coordinator. On Thursday, the Steelers released three coaches including then-current offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner. The other two coaches were, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett and defensive backs coach Tom Bradley.
Fans speculate the Steelers terminated Fichtner’s contract due to the Steelers losing to the Browns 48 to 37 in the NFL playoffs, after securing the number three seed in their division.
Fichtner served as the offensive coordinator for three years. He took different coaching positions, since 2007, mostly focusing on the team’s offense.
The Steelers brought on Sarrett in 2012, and Bradley in 2018.
“I want to thank all three of the coaches for their commitment and dedication to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have all played integral roles in our success and I am appreciative of their efforts,” Tomlin said on Thursday, January 14.
Who Is Matt Canada
Fans of college football from all over the nation likely recognize Matt Canada as a coach. Canada previously served as the offensive coordinator for many universities including Indiana, LSU, Maryland, Wisconsin and more recently, Pittsburgh.
In 2016, Canada’s run with the Pitt Panthers helped the team lead the season in touchdowns in the red zone.
Before signing on with the Steelers, the Miami Dolphins considered Canada for their open offensive coordinator position.
Canada’s position also opens a possibility for Ben Roethlisberger to return after fears of the veteran quarterback retiring after this season.
Canada will be the fourth offensive coordinator under Tomlin, following Bruce Arians, Todd Haley and Fichtner.
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