3 quarterbacks who could replace Ben Roethlisberger in the next three years
2023 NFL Offseason- Bryce Young, Alabama
Bryce Young has yet to take a snap at Alabama, crazy right? Well, the five-star quarterback from Santa Ana California has scouts in awe and the hype around him is just beginning. Young is a dual-threat beast and can make plays almost anywhere on the field.
In his senior season at high school, Young threw for 58 touchdowns and over 4,500 yards which led his team to a state championship. Young was selected to play in the U.S. Army All American Bowl and took home the offensive MVP honors and was ranked the nation’s number one dual-threat quarterback. Bryce Young is projected to replace Tua Tagovailoa this upcoming season and set the Crimson Tide ablaze.
It is hard to say how well of a player Young will be in the NFL because he has no college experience yet but when you lead the number one high school team to back to back state championships as a junior and senior, you will be just fine.
Young is 6’0 and is 190 pounds going into his freshman year at Alabama which is not your typical quarterback. This is no issue for Young as we saw last year with Lamar Jackson who was the Unanimous MVP with a similar play style. If the Steelers choose to select Young, Ben Roethlisberger will be entering his 20th season and will be very close to retirement.
Out of the three possibilities, I believe that the Bryce Young selection is the most realistic option. I think Young has all the tools to be a top-five quarterback in the NFL despite his size and be the heir to the throne in Pittsburgh.
Ben Roethlisberger has done so much for the city of Pittsburgh since he arrived back in 2004. Ben has brought two Super Bowls to the city and has been named a six-time pro bowler. When the day comes for Roethlisberger to hang up the cleats, Pittsburgh will applaud all he has done on the field and remember him for eternity.