Why? The Pittsburgh Steelers have their obvious #1 running back in Najee Harris, entering his second year with 1,200 rushing yards..467 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns. But..there is absolutely no solid backup for him this season.
With the 3rd year RB Benny Snell close to being on the chopping block, and Anthony McFarland being more of a short-burst playmaker, Harris has no one to take the load off of his shoulders. Because he will not be able to last long averaging 307 touches a season.
Now keep in mind, this is simply a hypothetical question when I ask if the Steelers should pursue running back David Johnson. But it also seems like Pittsburgh is a team he would be willing to join. This after not coming to an agreement with the New Orleans Saints recently.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Anthony McFarland is comfortable with his surroundings, and understands his role with the team. But yet so-called fans consider him a bust after only one year. So I am here to explain just how wrong they are.
McFarland, a 5’8″..208lb rookie rb out of Maryland played a minimal role in the span of 11 games. Averaging 3.4 yards per carry, on 33 rushes, accumulating 113 yards with a long of 20. May seem mediocre to most, but understand this..the guy was a rookie.
Highlights from his time at Maryland, check his stats. From his freshman year to sophomore, 23 games..245 attempts…1646 yards with 12 touchdowns. 131 touches his freshman year, averaging 7.9 yards per carry. Sophomore year? 114 carries for 614 yards. Now here’s the capper.
The Steelers will pick a running back in the first round of the 2021NFL Draft, Najee Harris being the main choice. But if that doesn’t go through, McFarland will definitely take the reigns. He has exactly what it takes to be a starter in the league. #HereWeGo