Steelers check in at No. 19 on TD Wire preseason NFL power rankings

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We are just days away from the official start of the Pittsburgh Steelers preseaon. On Saturday the Steelers will take on the Seattle Seahawks and everyone will begin to see if everything Pittsburgh did in the offseason will pay dividends.

The folks over at Touchdown Wire have updated their NFL power rankings just ahead of the start of the preseason and they don’t seem to give the Pittsburgh Steelers much hope even with all the moves they have made.

TD Wire has the Steelers at No. 19 in their power rankings. The only AFC teams ranked lower are the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.

As with everyone, TD Wire says the fate of this season falls on the new starting quarterback, whoever it may be.

Who will be the Steelers’ starting quarterback in 2022? Your guess is as good as ours. The competition between veterans Mason Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky, and Kenny Pickett looks as if it will go through the preseason, and while Pickett as the inside track over time as a first-round pick, he’s been up-and-down so far. As have been all of Ben Roethlisberger’s potential replacements.

The truth is this season will go exactly as far as the Steelers defense carries it regardless of who is at quarterback. Nevertheless, it’s hard to argue against the rankings given the level of unknown all over the field for the Steelers.

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Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire