The Steelers seem to believe they have 3 potential starting QBs heading into training camp. Here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for each potential new starter.
The Steelers have a decision to make that hasn’t needed to be made since 2005: who will start under center in week 1? From all reports, the team believes that any one of three players could get the nod.
Steeler veteran Mason Rudolph and free-agent addition Mitchell Trubisky have plenty of experience but mixed results on the field. Rookie first-round pick Kenny Pickett is an already beloved Pittsburgh kid who brings a different skill set to the table. None of them can be described as surefire starters on most other teams, but the Steelers only need one to separate themselves and earn the job.
While I personally believe Rudolph is not truly in contention to start, coach Mike Tomlin and the rest of the coaching staff want this to be a true open competition. The Steelers have always made decisions based on what they believe gives them the best chance to win. It will be up to each of these QBs to show the coaching staff that they are the right guy for the job.
With that in mind, here is the best- and worst-case scenario for Pittsburgh with each QB leading the charge, starting with their 20th overall pick.