3 quarterbacks that could expand the Steelers offense next season
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One of Virginia’s private universities grabbed the attention of a few NFL scouts. Liberty University’s starting quarterback has worked his way into. NFL consideration. Since transferring from the University of Auburn, Maik Willis has helped his school gain more notoriety. His five-touchdown performance against Eastern Michigan in the LendingTree Bowl showed coaches around the league how versatile he truly is.
Kordell Stewart was the last glimpse of a dual-threat quarterback Pittsburgh fans have experienced. As the National Football League continues to evolve, the need for a versatile threat at quarterback has grown. Malik Willis’ rushing abilities may be what Pittsburgh needs. During his first year at Liberty, Willis rushed for nine hundred and fourteen yards. His fourteen touchdowns shaped the offense that r the team to more bowl appearances.
Throwing the football is also one of Malik’s strong suits. Willia finished his college career with 5,186 yards passing and forty-eight touchdowns. Moving the ball downfield was something the junior excelled in. His 8.4 yards per completion set his offense up for manageable in-game situations. If the Steelers decide to incorporate a spread offense, Malik Willis is a great fit.
Deciding to let a rookie lead the team to success is risky. Lack of experience and maturity may be a deficit. Teams who draft young quarterbacks early are willing to gamble on their young player’s ability to shine. The risk and reward of drafting a quarterback will be discussed by Pittsburgh Steelers this off-season.