A way too early Steelers 2020 53-man roster projection

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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With the Steelers beginning their virtual offseason, there are a lot of  different players fighting for a roster spot in camp

With the 2020 offseason wrapping up, the Steelers are preparing to make a run at the Super Bowl after missing the past two playoffs. With a hopefully healthy core and some young talent developing into constant starters, the Steelers on paper should be able to field a competitive roster. That said, they will have to trim the 90-man roster down to 53 before the season could start. With that, here are my early favorites to win the 53 roster spots that are up for grabs.

QB (3)

Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph, Devlin Hodges

The first two options here are set, as the now beardless Ben Roethlisberger is ready for his comeback tour in 2020. While he has fallen behind Rob Gronkowski in the odds for the comeback player of the year, he is still poised for a decent return season. Likewise, the Steelers have expressed a lot of confidence in Mason Rudolph as the backup, and he is likely to retain that role going into next year.

The biggest question mark stems from the third spot, as both Devlin Hodges and Paxton Lynch seem like viable candidates for the role. While much of Steelers nation is down on Hodges, he was a UDFA last year that did show some promise in his limited playing time. Is he a future starter? Probably not, but he has the upside of a decent number two in the league and makes more sense as the third-string option over Lynch.