Steelers make contentious draft choice and go with Pickett as number one
Some Steelers fans did not want a QB in the first round
Yet, there is the other camp of Steelers fans encompassing those who did not want a quarterback In the first round. Most analysts from the NFL network on down to the bloggers have claimed the quarterback talent level compared to 2021 or 2023 is not great, and no quarterback should go until the second round.
The Steelers must have missed that memo as they are the only team to invest in one of the quarterbacks. So despite the claim made by the Goat House on Youtube in a mock draft earlier this year, no, the NFL was not falling in love with the quarterbacks in the draft more and more every day.
In fairness, the Steelers made it obvious their goal was to find the heir apparent Ben Roethlisberger so that when Kevin Colbert retired, they had a franchise quarterback in place. Anyone could see the quarterback selection coming like the Najee Harris’ selection from last year.
Now whether they should have taken Willis, Ridder, Corral or Howell instead will be a matter of debate, at least until we see how the next one or two seasons unfold and how well Trubisky performs. But for those who argued against it, this is your “I told you so” moment.