The Pittsburgh Steelers have been lucky at quarterback for the longest time.
Ben Roethlisberger always found a way to play despite his mounting injuries.
The team also got a bonus when he chose to return for one more year after his longtime center Maurkice Pouncey retired at the end of their 2020 campaign.
But after 18 seasons, Roethlisberger knew and felt that it was time to move on.
Unfortunately, his retirement left a huge void on the Steelers’ depth chart because they had no solid succession plan at quarterback.
Yet even if they signed Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year deal, the Steelers continue their search for Roethlisberger’s rightful successor, as NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala reported.
It’s QB Week! Monday, #Steelers coach Mike Tomlin snuck in a quick look at #Pitt QB Kenny Pickett’s Pro Day. Tuesday, he was at #Liberty to watch Malik Willis. Wednesday, it was #OleMiss and Matt Corrall and now today, he should be on the field at #Cincy for Desmond Ridder. https://t.co/nTG3UmDB36
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) March 24, 2022
Kinkhabwala said, “It’s QB Week! Monday, #Steelers coach Mike Tomlin snuck in a quick look at #Pitt QB Kenny Pickett’s Pro Day. Tuesday, he was at #Liberty to watch Malik Willis. Wednesday, it was #OleMiss and Matt Corral and now today, he should be on the field at #Cincy for Desmond Ridder.”
The Steelers own the 20th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and they will likely use it to draft a quarterback or an offensive lineman.
Therefore, going to the Pro Days of these collegiate play-callers will help them make a sound decision once they are on the clock.
Who Will The Steelers Pick?
Realistically, Pickett and Willis might be gone by the time Pittsburgh selects.
Given as well that the Steelers have a potent backfield threat in Najee Harris, they might go for a traditional pocket passer than a mobile quarterback.
If that’s the case, Corral could be the Steelers’ likely target.
He could take over from Trubisky sooner than later if he turned out to be the perfect fit.