3 reasons why Steelers must select Kyle Trask in the 2021 NFL Draft

Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask (11). Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask (11). Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot to worry about for the 2020 season.

The Steelers for the most part are focused on bringing another Lombardi trophy to the Steel City in 2020. They have the defense to do it, and as the team starts getting healthier heading into the playoffs, with a possible 1st round bye, they are going to be able to make some serious noise. At the same point, the front office has to be scouring a laundry list of draft prospects for the next season.

There a quite a few prospects the Steelers could look into getting ready for 2021. With the salary cap shrinking, there is a lot to be concerned about with the roster. We will have multiple free-agent losses and don’t have a ton of draft capital as of now. The good news is that their salary cap situation shouldn’t be as bad as it was this season, Bud Dupree’s franchise tag and Vance McDonald’s contract ending will already account for the salary cap shrinking. A few extensions and restructures could set up the Steelers well as they fill up some spots on the roster.

Ben is certainly in the twilight of his career for the Steelers.

Ben Roethlisberger is a 1st ballot Hall of Famer and that will be made even more certain if he wins the Super Bowl in 2020. The other thing that will be more certain is his retirement. I don’t envision Ben playing past 2021 even if he doesn’t win the big game this year. Big Ben is certainly having a big year, yet there are things he is not able to do right now that used to be focal of his game.

He is having a hard time standing tall in the pocket and taking hits. I certainly don’t blame him at 38  years old coming off a surgery that fixed what could have been a career-ending injury. Yet with the way the offensive line is trending, he is not going to have a choice on whether he will be able to play for more than another year. As a result, his game has turned into quick passing and timing patterns with the occasional, yet not as successful as it use to be, a deep shot to help keep the defense honest. With his time winding down, and the offense changing it may be time to offer a serious replacement for Ben Roethlisberger.