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Omar Khan still sees Broderick Jones as a left tackle for the Steelers

When the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft to select Broderick Jones, it was to be their left tackle of the future. During the regular season, it looked as if the door had been opened for him to take that spot when Dan Moore Jr. was injured and unable to play vs. the Baltimore Ravens.

It wasn’t.

When Moore returned from injury, Jones slid over to the right tackle position for the then-benched Chuks Okorafor. Despite Moore struggling at times, the Steelers elected to keep Jones on the right side.

This has left many wondering where the Steelers planned to put Jones in his sophomore season, and General Manager Omar Khan said he sees Jones as a left tackle…eventually. Khan spoke with media Friday, and while he said he sees him as a left tackle, it doesn’t necessarily mean that switch will happen this season.

Want to hear it from Khan himself? Nick Farabaugh of SteelersNow caught Khan’s response on video. Check it out below:

So what could the Steelers do at left tackle in 2024? They could certainly draft a tackle, and if that tackle is more suited for the left side they could keep Jones on the right. Also adding a left tackle in free agency would allow Jones the same comfort of staying on the right side of the offensive line.

Jones’ position versatility is one of the reasons the Steelers have this type of flexibility heading into the offseason, but it doesn’t always mean it’s the best situation for Jones as a player. The fans will have a clearer picture of how the Steelers plan to deploy their offensive line in 2024 after free agency and the NFL Draft, but there is always the chance the team “runs it back” with Moore at LT and Jones at RT in 2024.

Want to listen to Khan’s full media availability? Check it out in the video below:

Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the start of the new league year, and the 2024 NFL Draft.


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