The Steelers need to improve their backup quarterback spot, and here are five veterans that the team could realistically target.
The Steelers have the face of the franchise in Kenny Pickett, but the backup room behind him is about to be turned upside down. Mason Rudolph is set to be a free agent, and it seems unlikely that the team will be able to convince him to come back. As for Mitch Trubisky, it seems likely that the team parts ways with him.
Pickett is rightfully entrenched as the starter, but finding a capable backup is a logical move. A veteran won’t cost as much as Trubisky, but he can be a stable backup and mentor to Pickett. They don’t need the transitional starter like Trubisky anymore, they need a quality veteran who can step in and play and serve as a mentor on the sideline.
Here are five veteran quarterbacks the Steelers need to target in free agency.
Steelers could sign Teddy Bridgewater
Of all of the names on this list, Teddy Bridgewater is easily the best quarterback. Just as likely, he is the least likely name to be brought in. While Bridgewater is a fine quarterback, he is more in the vein of a transitional quarterback as opposed to a pure backup. I doubt he would be willing to sign to a team with an established starter.
On top of this, his contract will likely be pretty expensive. While he won’t be making ten million a season, Bridgewater will still commend a pretty penny. Even if he was willing to sign with this team as a backup, he would likely be too expensive.