The Steelers have a lot of questions on the offensive line. But they hope they already have their left tackle of the present and future on the roster.
Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert told 93.7 the Fan in Pittsburgh that the team will move Marcus Gilbert from right tackle to left tackle next season. That’s not a good sign for Max Starks, who tore his ACL and is an impending free agent.
Gilbert, a second round pick in 2011, looked competent while starting most of last season at right tackle. The team expects Willie Colon to return from injury and play right tackle. Jonathan Scott would be the swing tackle.
The team could invest another draft pick at tackle, but Gilbert and Colon look like the presumptive starters next season. Pittsburgh has been looking for a winning combination on the offensive line for a while now. Cutting down on the team’s sacks is an organizational priority this year.
Any improvement will have to come from new coordinator Todd Haley and the new arrangement of offensive line pieces.