Steelers potential backup quarterback options this offseason
Quarterback could become an immediate need for the Steelers if both Mason Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky are set free this offseason.
Many different scenarios could play out between now and the beginning of the regular season. Quarterback might not seem like a focus this offseason, but that could change rather quickly. Mitch Trubisky has voiced his frustrations and that could lead to a potential trade demand or a release if things continue to escalate.
Mason Rudolph is gone, and who could really blame him? He has been stuck in the backup role and never got a real opportunity at the starting job with the Steelers this past season. He was shoved down to the third-string role that he handled with class. Rudolph is a free agent and will likely sign elsewhere to win a backup role or better this offseason.
Steelers could always bring Josh Dobbs back for another year
One of the most likely scenarios that could happen if the Steelers need a quarterback is the return of Josh Dobbs. He has been bounced around the NFL for some time now and has finally gotten some meaningful snaps as a starting quarterback. He could always return to the Tennessee Titans after he showed some good things after being thrust into action on short notice. He is a smart player that has shown the ability to absorb information and use his athleticism on the field.
The real question here would be if Dobbs thought coming back to Pittsburgh would be a good idea or not. The coaching staff likes him, and they stuck with him as a backup in different scenarios ever since they took him in the draft. Dobbs did not get any starting experience throughout his career with the Steelers, but he has that on his resume now. If the Titans do not re-sign him before free agency and the need is there, Dobbs would seemingly be the most likely candidate to backup Pickett next year on a cheap deal.