It looks like the Steelers are finally going to address their running issues going into the 2021 season. They took quite a few steps towards fixing it in the 2021 NFL draft by drafting the best running back (Najee Harris) and quite a few offensive linemen who are going to bring physicality back to the Pittsburgh Steelers offense. In 2020 the Steelers offense was not so good under Randy Fichtner as they ranked 12th in points scored and 24th in total yards.
Now the Steelers will look to get their offense on the right track with a new offensive coordinator in Matt Canada heading into 2021. Bleacher Report recently ranked the best offenses in their new Power-Rankings. They feel the Steelers now have the 13th best offense in the NFL after the 2021 NFL draft. The Steelers ranked 15th in passing yards in 2020 and dead last in the running game. Bleacher Report feels with the addition of a first-round running back like Najee Harris it should address the running game going forward, but they feel it might not make them an elite offense.
Ben Roethlisberger started to show his age by the end of the 2020 season, while dropped passes hurt the Steeler's wide-receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson. The reason why Bleacher Report doesn't feel the Steelers are a top-10 offense because their late-season woes in 2020 could carry over into 2021 especially now that Maurkice Pouncey retired and the Steelers lost some key players on the defensive side of the ball.
The additions of Najee Harris, Pat Friermuth, and Kendrick Green will provide the Steeler's offense a boost. Bleacher feels Pittsburgh should have a better all-around offense in 2021 than last season, but Ben Roethlisberger declining at the quarterback position could become a fatal flaw.
I believe the key to being successful on the offensive side will be mainly based on Ben Roethlisberger's health. The Steelers need to find a way to keep him upright and now that he will have a running game he won't have to throw the ball 50 times in order to catch the Steelers back up on the offensive side of the ball. That should help with wear and tear on Ben Roethlisberger going forward.