4 reasons why Steelers quarterback situation is the worst in the NFL
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers don’t have a proven, quality backup
If the first three reasons weren’t enough for you to see that Pittsburgh’s quarterback situation is arguably the worst in the league, I could also throw in the fact that they are without a proven backup quarterback. Obviously, this reason amounts to peanuts compared to the ones listed above, but it’s true.
Mason Rudolph now has just 9 career starts under his belt in his first three seasons, and when he has played, the results haven’t been pretty. Rudolph did show a bit of promise in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns as he passed for more yards per attempt than Ben Roethlisberger did in any game since 2018 (which really speaks more about the player Ben is at this point). But he hasn’t yet become a trustworthy player you can count on to hold the fort down if he’s forced into action for a few games.
Haskins has been even worse, and the third-string quarterback isn’t guaranteed to even make Pittsburgh’s roster this season. Though Rudolph could prove to be at least worthy of a backup role, he hasn’t shown that he’s a player the team can count on at this point.
To me, there are really a plethora of reasons why the Steelers should be looking to reset their quarterback room and not a lot of valid reasons why they should stick with what they have. With a huge cap hit and very little talent to build around, Pittsburgh’s quarterback situation is quite arguably the worst in the NFL.