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Zac Robinson tabbed to be OC for the Falcons, never formally interviews with Steelers

Just over a week ago all was quiet on the Pittsburgh Steelers hunt for a new offensive coordinator. I wrote an article saying as such. Nonetheless, about 24 hours after that article was published was when rumors started to swirl of potential candidates the Steelers were showing interest in throughout the process.

The first name reported was Zac Robinson, the Los Angeles Rams’ quarterbacks coach.

Steelers fans were excited at the prospect of the team bringing in a coach who was a little more outside-the-box thinking, and who could bring in a fresh mindset to an organization desperately needing one.

Well, if you were one of those fans who shared that enthusiasm, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is being reported Robinson is going to Atlanta to be the Falcons offensive coordinator with newly hired head coach Raheem Morris.

This per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:

What might be the most interesting aspect of Robinson taking the Falcons job was he never officially interviewed with the Steelers. If the team showed interest, it wasn’t enough to officially bring him in for a visit. According to Albert Breer of Monday Morning Quarterback, the Steelers, along with others, wanted to have him visit with an in-person interview, but it never got to that point before Morris hired him to a strong 3-year contract.

But before people suggest it was due to the Steelers’ quarterback situation, look at what the Falcons currently have on their depth chart. Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke? Not exactly stepping into a great situation, but Atlanta does possess the 8th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, which could equate to a quarterback for Morris and his new team.

The Steelers have officially interviewed two candidates, Jerrod Johnson and Thomas Brown, with more likely to come. Stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they press on throughout the offseason.


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