AJAX, SWEDEN, Sweden — A former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and an ex-head coach of an NFL franchise are both taking over the reins of their respective teams.
In a press conference Thursday, Evans Street, the former Steelers coach and former NFL player, will assume the head coaching role for the Kassenstadarna in Sweden.
Evans, who played quarterback for the team, will also take over the head coach role.
“I’ve been working in the fitness industry for the past 20 years, and I’ve had a lot of experience in the industry,” Evans told reporters Thursday.
“In the sport we play, you’ve got to be physically strong and mentally tough.
I’ve always been a strong-willed person and I’m looking forward to doing my part to help the team.”
Evans is a former NFL quarterback who played in the NFL for four seasons.
He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1997-2004, where he finished with 8,834 passing yards, the third-highest total of his career.
He also rushed for 739 yards, third-most of his NFL career.
Evans also played three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006-2009.
He signed with the Chiefs in 2014 and played in five games in the 2015 season before signing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017.
He played one game with the Pittsburgh Chiefs in 2017, but was injured and did not play in the team’s final three regular-season games.