3 quarterbacks Steelers can draft outside of the 1st round in 2022

Quarterback Carson Strong #12 of the Nevada Wolf Pack (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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Stanford Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee (18) Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /

The Steelers will be looking for a new quarterback in the 2022 offseason, and here are three players the team could select outside of the first round.

Finding and drafting a quarterback is always the best bet for building a successful team. Unfortunately, this year’s quarterback class is weird. The top options aren’t great but there are some middling options that should be intriguing for teams.

The Steelers may opt to target a quarterback outside of the first round to develop behind a veteran for a season before allowing them to take over. Here are three quarterbacks the Steelers could target outside of the first round of the draft.

Steelers could target McKee

A name that is all potential is Stanford’s Tanner McKee. Only a redshirt sophomore, the Steelers would be drafting McKee based on his measurables, his fit in a pro-style offense, and the upside he has flashed but hasn’t completely reached yet. McKee has found some success while at Stanford, but he is far from a finished product.

He would need at least his first season to develop, and there is a real chance he needs his first two before seeing the field. McKee is that raw and unknown as a prospect. If he can put it all together though, he could be a quality starting quarterback. He has the arm strength needed and can move around in the pocket despite not being an elite athlete. He needs a lot of work but taking a flyer on him in the third or fourth round would be well worth it.