An early Steelers 53-man roster prediction before training camp

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Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger #7 and Mason Rudolph #2of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)

The Steelers 90-man roster is almost set, and while there is a long way to go before the roster is cut to 53, here is an early look at a likely team for 2021.

The Steelers rookies and undrafted players have been brought in, and now we patiently wait for training camp to begin. Pittsburgh’s roster has quite a few spots open to be claimed by new players which should make the training camp battles rather fierce.

While players haven’t reported to camp yet – making this an extremely early prediction – quite a bit can be inferred based on the moves the team made in the draft. With that said, here is my 53-man roster prediction for the 2021 Steelers.

QB (3): Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph, Dwayne Haskins

The top two here are relatively set. Unless things really unravel, Ben Roethlisberger will be the Steelers starting QB in 2021. Considering Mason Rudolph signed a contract extension right before the draft, he is clearly the favored backup option. The only way they switch roles as starter and backup is if Roethlisberger regresses to an unplayable stage this season.

Where the battle really begins is for the number three quarterback. The Steelers re-signed Josh Dobbs and brought in former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins to compete for this role. I think Haskins slightly edges out Dobbs due to him being younger with more potential down the road. That said, it should be a close battle no matter what. Either way, I would expect whoever gets cut to land on the practice squad.

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