It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be adding to their quarterback room this offseason.
The likes of Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph may have been enough to sneak into the postseason with, but head coach Mike Tomlin would be kidding himself if he thought the team could make it any further than they did this year with the same guys under center in 2024.
It seems to be a foregone conclusion that neither Pickett nor Rudolph will be starting for this team when the 2024 season kicks off, and for good reason.
Steelers fans are accustomed to a much higher standard than the one set by recent Pittsburgh quarterbacks, and this roster has too much talent to waste an opportunity of taking this thing as far as it has the potential to go.
So, where to turn at quarterback? ESPN's Adam Schefter seems to believe Pittsburgh is going to pursue one of three veterans.
Adam Schefter thinks the Steelers will pursue Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson or Justin Fields this offseason.
Of the three possibilities, there is one which Pittsburgh should completely avoid, and that's Tannehill.
The Tennessee Titans veteran and soon-to-be free agent is not going to move the needle for the Steelers in 2024. There isn't much to be said about how much his performance has taken a dip, other than just that. He's fallen off.
As for the other two? Both Russell Wilson and Justin Fields seem like viable options.
However, the Steelers should caution themselves in pursuing Wilson. The way his time in Denver is wrapping up, he doesn't seem like the easiest quarterback to coach. He might come across as the nice guy, but he's now going to be going through his second breakup with as many teams, and neither one of them looked like a positive farewell.
Fields, meanwhile, could not only be a good option for 2024, but beyond. His dual-threat ability is something the Steelers haven't had in today's league, but would welcome with open arms. Becoming the third quarterback in league history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season and also showing signs of improving as a passer are just two reasons why his ceiling appears to be untapped.
If the Steelers were to make a move for Fields, it would likely cost them a second-round pick. If they went after Wilson, it would cost them a pretty hefty salary but also gives them a guy who has won a Super Bowl and been to several Pro Bowls.
Which of these two (or three) would you prefer the Steelers pursue?