The Steelers will be looking for a new quarterback in 2022, and they may opt to scrape the bottom of the barrel with one of these budget players.
The Steelers are set to move on from Ben Roethlisberger this offseason, and with that, the team will be on the hunt for their next great quarterback. If they aren’t set on any of the big names in free agency or the draft, they could opt for a budget option that won’t be a strain on cap space and sets them up to land a top quarterback in 2022.
Here are five budget quarterbacks the Steelers could start in 2022.
Steelers could start Glennon
Probably the least appealing name on this list, opting to sign and start Mike Glennon would be an open admission that this team is tanking for a top rookie in 2023. Glennon’s career at one point held some promise, but consistent mediocrity caused him to become no more than a marginal backup.
While not a great name, he will almost certainly be a cheap one. His average (at best) performances as the Giants starter this season has once again shown his ineptitude as a quarterback. While he possesses an ok arm, his accuracy never developed to where it needs to be. Worse yet, he needs a clean pocket to make most of his throws.
If it seems like I’m putting down Glennon as a starter, you are right. At this point, a team starting him is openly stating that they aren’t going to compete in 2022. The Steelers are at that point though, so Glennon could be a cheap interim starter as the team shoots to sort out the quarterback position in 2023. He would be a sub-par starter, but the team may opt to go as cheap as they can with their quarterback in 2022.