Ben Roethlisberger and his head coach Mike Tomlin have spent 13 non-losing seasons together. That’s 192 games (including playoffs) and 13,103 snaps.
In a pandemic-stricken sports world where teams with veteran quarterbacks and head coaches have an advantage, this should give the Steelers an edge.
“What can get teams above [the limited offseason]” pondered Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager. “I think it’s comfort, familiarity and consistency.”
Looking around the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals have the least quarterback-coach experience with rookie Joe Burrow and second-year head coach Zac Taylor. Heck, the Tiger King only just met Taylor for the first time this week. The Cleveland Browns are next with third-year quarterback Baker Mayfield and rookie head coach Kevin Stefanski — they have also only just met. The Baltimore Ravens have third-year quarterback Lamar Jackson and his head coach John Harbaugh.