5. Ryan Tannehill
Another older quarterback the Steelers could pursue is Ryan Tannehill of the Tennessee Titans. Tannehill has lost the starting job in Tennessee to rookie quarterback, Will Levis. As such, Tannehill will test the open waters when his contract expires after this season.
Tannehill would provide a solid veteran option in Pittsburgh, who could compete for the starting job in training camp if the team believes that Pickett needs to prove he can win the job. Add to that the fact that they are both very similar prototypes, as pocket passers with some athleticism and the ability to use their legs when needed.
However, there are concerns with Tannehill as well, the first of course being his age, as he will also be 36 years old at the start of next season. The second issue would be that he has had some injury troubles throughout his career, which would likely only get worse now that he's older. And the final concern is that he has regressed the past two seasons, and it's fair to wonder if he will be able to give the Steelers solid play when called upon, or if he will continue to regress.
Tannehill would serve as a high-level backup, who the team could put in at any time if necessary, and could still win football games with. He would serve as a great insurance policy for the team if Pickett were to get hurt or falter, while also being able to push Pickett to get the best out of him.