5 QB options that make no sense for the Steelers (and 4 that do)

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There has been a lot of chatter about what the Steelers will do at quarterback this offseason. For obvious reasons, fans are down on Kenny Pickett, and this team should have more of a competition at the position this year.

This rampant speculation has caused nearly every major quarterback that is available, or rumored to be available, linked to the Steelers. I can safely say that not every big name will come to this team. That said, I’ve taken some of the bigger names linked to this team (or already on the team) to see who fits and who doesn’t. Here are my five quarterbacks that make no sense for the Steelers (and four that do).

Doesn’t make sense for Steelers: a middling free-agent

Of all of the options on this list, I feel like this group has gotten the least amount of attention, and for good reason. This tier of quarterback is one that is brought in as either a mentor or as a short-term starter while a rookie learns the role. You can highlight a few names in this category, from Jacoby Brissett to Tyrod Taylor.

While these names have inherent value, it really doesn’t make a lot of sense to sign one of them. For starters, they won’t be cheap. The quarterback market is always pricy, and those premium backups can still make close to ten million a season. Being brought in this offseason is more of an admission that Pickett will be the guy moving forward though.

You don’t sign a Brissett with the intention of him starting for the entire season. They are there to push a current player or hold the spot down for a rookie. Why invest all of that money in a guy who you know won’t start? It just makes no sense to me.