3 quarterbacks that could expand the Steelers offense next season

Malik Willis #7 of the Liberty Flames. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Sam Howell #7 of the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be losing Ben Roethlisberger to retirement. Here are three quarterback options they must evaluate prior to the 2022 NFL Draft.

Becoming a professional athlete for some kids is a dream come true. The work required to become one is a different story. When an athlete works diligently, their craft will open new doors of opportunity.

Student-athletes who excel in football attract the attention of owners in the National Football League. In the 2022 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking to find new pieces to add to their roster. With so many positions that need improvement, the concerns at quarterback have caused analysts to consider the possibility of a new field general.

Sam Howell

University of North Carolina

6’ 1” 220 lbs

Mack Brown and the North Carolina Tarheels have enjoyed watching the development of their quarterback Sam Howell. His ability to sling the football compliments his knowledge of the game of football. Although his six-foot frame is a few inches shorter than Big Ben’s, his film shows similarities. The junior quarterback has had success completing safe passes and scoring points since 2019

During his freshman year, Howell was accountable for thirty-eight Tarheel touchdowns. As his career continued, the North Carolina native focused on improving his play. His sophomore season stats spoke volumes about his desire to compete. Sam’s completion percentage increased by 6.7 percent. His passer rating also took an eighteen-point spike. All the hard work and dedication were finally paying off.

Junior year at the University of North Carolina was crucial for Sam Howell. His clutch performances and poise showed NFL scouts why Howell is one of the best quarterbacks in his class. In 2021, Sam Howell accounted for 3,056 yards passing and twenty-four touchdowns. North Carolina’s loss in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl has not impacted the value that Sam Howell brings to the NFL. His two hundred and five yards passing, and touchdown pass came without throwing an interception.