The Steelers are set at the top of the depth chart when it comes to the tight end position, but there could be an intriguing competition for backup roles. Training camp and the preseason will dictate the futures of several players on the roster bubble, including Jace Sternbeger.
The 26-year-old was highly acclaimed coming out of college, after he earned All-American honors in his lone season at Texas A&M. That led to significant expectations when he was drafted in the third round of the 2019 draft by the Packers, but he has yet to live up to them. After a catch-less rookie season, he took only a small step forward in 2020 with 114 yards on 12 receptions.