3. Pittsburgh Steelers: Drafting a quarterback
None of the Steelers’ free agent moves jumped out at us, so we cheated a bit. With the Big Ben era over, Pittsburgh will more than likely select a quarterback with their first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and the Ravens should keep an eye on who they take.
This offseason, the Steelers were smart to turn down inconsistent quarterbacks like Carson Wentz and Jimmy G, the quarterback embodiments of a Pandora’s box. Instead, they picked up Mitchell Trubisky who….doesn’t ruffle any feathers in the AFC North. He’s a cheap and sensible signing, and that’s all there is to say.
As far as their potential quarterback of the future goes, the Steelers don’t have too many promising options in this year’s draft and may consider Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis, or Matt Corral, among others.
Whoever they select will need time to adjust in the league, but the Steelers have all the pieces to help a young signal-caller thrive at the highest level: an experienced head coach, a respectable defense, a breakout running back, and young wideout options.
Though it’s cliche as hell, there perhaps is no greater fear than the fear of the unknown, and heading into 2022, the Steelers’ identity is impossible to predict. Big Ben exemplified a pillar of consistency and stability for two decades — now, the franchise could go in any direction, and the Ravens hope it’s not up.