Ranking the 7 most likely QB options for the 2022 Steelers
By Andrew Falce
Steelers could start Brissett
Now the list starts to turn to a more serious note. Jacoby Brissett hasn’t been a great starter to this point in his career, but he has been a dependable player that can make plays on the ground as well as through the air. He isn’t the most mobile option, but considering his size, he moves well enough. He was brought in last year for the Colts whenever they wanted a more mobile quarterback than Philip Rivers.
Brissett has seen some action as an injury replacement for the Dolphins this season. He was a stereotypical game manager, going 2-3 overall. Add in his 1300 passing yards and it was a fine, not great run for the veteran. The same can and should be expected if the Steelers were to add. Don’t expect an electric season, but a lesser version of his 2019 campaign (3000 yards and 22 total scores) would seem plausible.
While he would certainly be more expensive than any of the other options to this point, he would also likely be able to be signed to a multi-year deal. Two seasons with Brissett under contract would give them a chance to go after a top rookie in 2023. Even then, Brissett would still be around to start for one more season if the rookie needed some time to develop. He would be a clear step up from the rest of the options so far mentioned on this list.