3 quarterbacks that could replace Ben Roethlisberger for Steelers next season
By Austin Lloyd
In my personal opinion, this would not be a wonderful investment for the Steelers. This is most namely because of Winston’s impulsive behavior as a gunslinger. He clearly has a cannon of an arm but is renowned for his interception count. So if we were going to hone in on him, what would be the point of moving on from Big Ben to begin with (assuming that he doesn’t retire)? Roethlisberger’s main issue is his interceptions, correct?
But despite my own feelings on this potential move, this idea has a lot of weight attached to it. For example, when Brady dethroned Winston in Tampa Bay, the Steelers were a popular name tossed around in the discussion on where he could land. The buzz around this even lead to rumors of Pittsburgh being so interested in Jameis that they gave him a contract offer.
Even though the aforementioned claim was debunked, it still gets people wondering just how likely it could be that he ends up on the Steelers roster somehow. Just because Winston headed to New Orleans does not mean that he intends on staying there. The Saints have made it blatantly clear that Taysom Hill will be the man with the plan whenever Drew Brees retires, with no thought being handed to the fact that Jameis has much more starting experience and is much more proven than Hill.
That cannot possibly sit well with Winston at all, knowing that he will most likely not get a starting gig in New Orleans any time soon. Such an unfortunate situation would be the first thing to drive him out of town, looking for business elsewhere. And if he cleans up his passing game, his abilities will be welcomed into Pittsburgh with open arms whenever he may feel like taking that leap.