Jaylen Warren

Steelers Tomlin says Jaylen Warren shining on tape, RB earning added touches

A week after impressing in an intra-state showdown against the Eagles, young Steelers running back Jaylen Warren has earned a more prominent role moving forward, Steelers staff have decided.

NFL insider Mike Florio reports Warren “will get more touches moving forward.”

Warren had 50 yards rushing on just six carries against the Eagles.

He also had three catches for 25 yards on the day.

Both stats topped feature back Najee Harris, who has struggled in 2022.

Harris is averaging 3.3 yards per-carry this year, often facing defenses whose scheme involves shutting him down.

Warren is averaging better than 5 yards in a far more limited role.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin has noticed.

“We’ve got some awesome contributions from Jaylen and it’s reasonable to expect that to continue,” he said. “I know that, like I mentioned when we’re talking about a division of labor and who’s done what and who’s done what well, I know that was a topic of discussion and very evident in our tape review.”

The 24-year-old rushed for better than 1,200 yards at Oklahoma State before turning pro.