Why Steelers are drafting a QB, regardless of how you feel about it
A reader commented on an article indicating that bloggers want the Steelers to take a quarterback so they can complain about players not chosen.
Sure, some bloggers legitimately want the Steelers to take one of the quarterbacks. Yet even for the bloggers who do, it has virtually nothing to do with the opportunity of complaining about the Steelers ignoring other talented players left on the draft board when the Steelers make their choice.
However, that sentiment is certainly an understandable frustration from fans who don’t want to see a quarterback taken from this draft class. Everyone from Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Chris Trapasso, and others down the line has continually pointed out every time they have a chance to appear on the airwaves about the lack of talent in the 2022 quarterback draft class.
Some legitimately want the Steelers to take one of the quarterbacks. However, it is for a plethora of reasons. They are infatuated with Malik Willis’s rushing ability and muscular physique; they simply want the kid from Pitt to atone for the Steelers sins for not drafting Dan Marino in 1983. Perhaps they love Sam Howell’s strong, accurate arm.
Then again, there are other writers who are against the whole notion and have no desire for a quarterback. We have heard the argument that this year’s quarterback is lousy. Perhaps it is; then again, it’s all theoretical. In perspective, name anyone who would have thought in 2004, four of the first five quarterbacks selected would play 15 plus seasons.