When the Cleveland Browns added a three-time Pro Bowler and the Denver Broncos added a Super Bowl winner and the Indianapolis Colts added a former NFL MVP, the Pittsburgh Steelers added… Mitch Trubisky?
The Steelers appear to be the losers in the major quarterback arms race taking place across the AFC, including the import of the NFC’s Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan to the Broncos and Colts, respectively. Deshaun Watson – still under the cloud of 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct and a possible suspension – is the new quarterback for the Steelers’ longtime rival Browns.
Except that the Steelers may not be done filling in the quarterback as the NFL draft approaches.
“We’ve been to the Top Quarterback Pro Days for the first time in a long time because maybe we’re in a position that we’re in [a need]General Manager Kevin Colbert said on a conference call with reporters Sunday, according to ESPN. “Does that mean we’ll take one? Possibly.”
Colbert isn’t at the NFL owners’ conventions in Florida because he’s at the Pro Day circuit. North Carolina’s Sam Howell will hold his window on Monday. Head coach Mike Tomlin is at the owners’ meetings — and “pissed” about it — after attending Pro Days for Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, Liberty’s Malik Willis, Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder and Mississippi’s Matt Corral.
“We understand that there is speculation with that, but we’re not hiding,” Tomlin said, according to The Athletic.
Why didn’t the Steelers enter the sweepstakes in the hunt for a replacement for retired Ben Roethlisberger?
Colbert, who will retire after the draft, said the Steelers didn’t want to part with picks to add a seasoned quarterback, which got them out of the trade market and put the focus on picking Trubisky for two years at 14.2 Million dollars to undertake contract at the beginning of free agency. Trubisky, the former 2017 draft pick, was a 29-21 starter for the Bears before spending last season as the Bills’ top backup.
Draft capital is important if the Steelers want to climb from 20th place. Some NFL personnel evaluators believe the Steelers could swoop if their senior quarterback slips past the Panthers at No. 6, the Falcons at No. 8 and the Seahawks at No. 9.
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