A former Pittsburgh quarterback is linked to the offensive coordinator position with the Steelers shortly after being fired.

The AFC North will witness changes in offensive coordinator positions for the 2024 season, not just with the Pittsburgh Steelers. On January 17, CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson reported that the Cleveland Browns had terminated offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. Alongside Van Pelt, the Browns also parted ways with running backs coach Stump Mitchell and tight ends coach T.C. McCartney.

Shortly after Van Pelt’s dismissal, there were swift mentions of him as a potential candidate for the vacant offensive coordinator position with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers Depot’s Josh Carney noted, “With the Steelers looking for a new offensive coordinator, Van Pelt will be a popular name connected to them, considering his Western Pennsylvania ties and the success the Browns have had offensively in his time there.”

Born in Pittsburgh, Van Pelt had a noteworthy stint as a quarterback for the Pitt Panthers from 1989 to 1992. During his time at Pitt, he achieved the feat of breaking several school passing records previously held by Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino.

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