The #Steelers have hired Matt Canada as their QB coach. Several NFL Clubs have consulted Canada over the past year or so, including this season, about incorporating his offensive concepts. Pittsburgh decides to just hire the former #LSU and Maryland OC.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2020
As you can see in the tweet, Canada was an offensive coordinator at LSU and Maryland in the past. He also had that role at Pittsburgh, giving him some knowledge and familiarity with the area.
However, several NFL teams have used Canada's expertise in recent years.
It looks like the Steelers decided it would be better to get the total package. And in doing so, no other team will be getting Canada's input either.
Canada will be the team's first true quarterback coach in 2017. They did not have one in the last two seasons. During that time, someone with a different role was also given that title.
For the last two seasons, offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner was given the extra title of quarterback coach. This made sense, as prior to 2018, he was the team's actual quarterback coach.
Now the Steelers are going back to that formula though. Having someone on the staff that is there to focus on the quarterbacks 24/7.
This is likely something they felt was necessary after the performance of the quarterbacks last year. With Roethlisberger out, it was down to Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges. Neither quarterback gave the team much to be excited about.
Yes, they are both young, but the negatives were vastly outweighing the positives. Roethlisberger is getting older, so he might not have all that many seasons left in him. Clearly, the Steelers realize they need someone who can work with the younger quarterbacks at all times, helping them grow.
It appears they have marked Canada as that man.