8 veteran quarterbacks the Steelers should target in 2022
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should target Smith
If the Steelers want a slightly upgraded version of Foles, they could target Geno Smith. Once again, he is far from a great player, but if you surround him with some good talent he can play well enough for the short term. While he hasn’t set the world on fire with the Seahawks, he has done a fine job moving the ball since Russell Wilson has gone down with an injury.
The best part is, he should be even cheaper than Foles. On top of that, he is slightly more mobile than Foles. That isn’t a testament to Smith being an incredible athlete (he isn’t) but more so a jab at just how much of a statue Foles is at this point. Smith can move around a bit in the pocket and make a play on the ground if he is forced to.
If the Steelers want to invest in their offensive line and build the offense for a future franchise quarterback, Smith makes a lot of sense. He can man down the fort for a season or two as the rest of the team rebuilds and then the team can draft their franchise quarterback. Smith would be another cheap veteran option for the team to pursue in the offseason.