After Randy Fichtner was fired at the end of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have a pair of new candidates as the vacant offensive coordinator.
According to multiple reports, the Steelers interviewed former Cleveland Browns head coach Hugh Jackson earlier this week. In addition, according to Gerry Dulac of The Washington Post, the Steelers are interested in Los Angeles quarterback coach Pep Hamilton. Pittsburgh Post.
Hamilton is scheduled to interview for the job on Friday.
Jackson and Hamilton have joined Steelers quarterback coach Matt Canada as candidates for the position. Canada is considered the leader to replace Fichtner.
In 2020, the Steelers tied for 24th in total offenses with the Philadelphia Eagles, averaging 334.6 yards per game. But the Steelers ranked 12th with 26.0 points per game.
After being let go by Browns, Jackson briefly served as a special assistant to Marvin Lewis of Cincinnati Bengals. He has not coached in the past two years. Hamilton has spent a year with the Chargers after serving as the head coach of XFL DC Defenders.
Canada ended his first season with the Steelers.