He threw pretty good downfield against the Steelers, actually where he needs to improve is on the shorter passes.
You’re right, he did throw well downfield against the Steelers. Some of those throws were perfect. As a passer, he clearly has the accuracy and arm strength.
I think his problem is finding open receivers. There were several instances against the Patriots where guys were open, but he didn’t see them. Over the course of the year though, he obviously improved. Hopefully some serious time with Elway over the offseason will be beneficial.