Steelers offseason positional primer: Quarterback options for 2024

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Steelers QB options in the draft

In an ideal world, the Steelers would enter this draft class, take advantage of the deep quarterback room, and nab the face of the franchise. With four top prospects, any one of Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, or Micheal Penix would be upgrades in this quarterback room.

The issue is that there is a real chance that all four quarterbacks are off the board within the first ten picks, and trading up 10-15 spots would cost an arm and a leg. That said if the team thinks that they have their guy, they need to secure him.

More than likely that would be either Daniels or Penix, as Williams and Maye will be gone within the first few picks. It would mortgage the future, but if Penix or Daniels checks all of the boxes, they could be a target.

Other notable top names include Bo Nix and J.J. McCarthy, who will likely be there at pick 20. That said, both of those players have issues that limit them as prospects. It would feel like settling if either of those quarterbacks got the nod in the first round.

If you ignore the position in the first round, you could risk taking a day two-player. There aren’t a lot of great names here, and the track record isn’t strong for day-two quarterbacks. You can throw a dart on day three options, but expecting anything more than a backup isn’t wise.