The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, that they are moving on without offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner after a disappointing end to the 2020 season.
“I want to thank all three of the coaches for their commitment and dedication to the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. “They have all played integral roles in our success, and I am appreciative of their efforts. Personally, Randy and I have been in Pittsburgh since I hired him in 2007, but our relationship began well before that. He has been a friend of mine for years and wish his family nothing but the best, and I am eternally grateful for our relationship both on and off the field.”
Fichtner, along with offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett and defensive backs coach Tom Bradley will not have their contracts renewed.
Fichtner took over as offensive coordinator for Todd Haley when he was let go at the beginning of the 2018 season. Fichtner has been with the organization since 2007, when he began as the wide receivers coach during Tomlin’s first year as head coach.
According to profootballreference.com, the Steelers finished last in the league with 1,351 rushing yards in 2020, which is just one of the numerous reasons the Black and Yellow imploded late in the season.
It will be interesting who the Steelers decided to hire as offensive coordinator.
We have announced that offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett, and defensive backs coach Tom Bradley will not have their contracts renewed.https://t.co/6OHM9ufFxa
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 14, 2021