Jonathan Dwyer is the Steelers starting running back right now

With Rashard Mendenhall now in Arizona, Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer says the starting job is his to lose right now.

“It’s my job right now and it’s up to me whether I want to keep it or not,” said Dwyer, per “That’s what I’m going to do. That’s the decision I made at the end of last year, to make sure that I’m ready and make sure I’m in the best shape of my life.”

Dwyer, who’s had a problem with his weight in the past says this is the lightest he’s ever been during the offseason.

“This is the lightest I’ve ever been in the off-season,” Dwyer said. “I took a disciplinary action on myself. I know what I can do as a player when I’m in the best shape I can be. I know if I am I can get up into that next level as potentially one of the best in the league. So that’s pretty much where I’m trying to get to.”

Dwyer better be ready to try and hold off this year’s second round pick Le’Veon Bell.


  1. Anonymous says

    Amazing what a contract year and a new guy in town with skills with do for players lol smh !

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