Undrafted free agent rookie running back Jaylen Warren has been a revelation for the Pittsburgh Steelers since his arrival this offseason. In a short period of time, Warren has impressed coaches and fans alike with the physical nature of his running and blocking abilities.
In Tuesday afternoon's press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hinted at the idea that Warren would see an increase in touches going forward. This may perhaps coincide with the departure of receiver Chase Claypool and the need for a presence inside, yet his overall performance this season has made him one of the most reliable players on offense for a team that is struggling in this regard.
"He's a quality back that's made some plays," Tomlin told reporters. "We'll keep giving him an opportunity to do so, and maybe he'll write that script."
With the extent of starting running back Najee Harris' foot injury still uncertain, Warren could see himself taking a higher load of carries, resulting in increased productivity.
The Steelers resume their season at home against the New Orleans Saints this coming Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.