Steelers have contentious choices ahead of Big Ben’s pending retirement
2022 Draft Prospect
Drafting a quarterback out of the available prospects is not desirable by many fans. Several do not like how talented this group is and feel that the Steelers need to wait until 2023. Ok, sure, then the Steelers need to utilize one of the aforementioned options. If the Steelers think one of them is palatable, then that may happen.
However, it’s a slight fallacy that the Steelers need to wait until 2023. It is simple just because none of the quarterback prospects seem as talented as the 2021 draft class, that does not mean none of them could have a successful NFL career.
The jury is still out on 2021 quarterbacks; however, it’s looking like Mac Jones and Fields may be the standouts; Trevor Lawrence is leaning that way, assuming they put talent around him either through free agency or the draft. Zach Wilson and Trey Lance may have been more hype than talent, but time will tell.
The point is in any given draft, except for a few notable exceptions, draft picks are like scratch-off lottery tickets. Sometimes you hit the jackpot, and sometimes, they are big busts. So yes, all the quarterback prospects could all be busts; it has happened many times. The 2022 and 2023 draft classes will be no exception. However, though, any of the prospects could still succeed; it all depends if the Steelers make the correct choice on draft day.