Steelers projected to be possible suitor for 3-time Pro Bowl quarterback in 2025

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There has been a lot of quarterback talk surrounding the Steelers this offseason, yet there's even more now to discuss.

As if the Kenny Pickett departure, the signing of Russell Wilson on the Broncos' dime, and the trade for Justin Fields for almost nothing wasn't enough, a new name has been thrown into the mix in recent days due to the apparent lack of interest in his current team locking him down for years to come.

There has been much speculation surrounding the presumed impending deal between the Cowboys and Dak Prescott. Most of it was just waiting for the announcement that the 3-time Pro Bowler was well on his way to retiring in Dallas.

That appears not to be the case, at least not yet, according to team owner Jerry Jones.

Despite the success Prescott has had throughout his career with the Cowboys and the difficulty of finding a legitimate franchise quarterback for a team in the NFL, it looks like Jones is comfortable with not getting a deal done and letting Prescott test the free agent market next year.

Given how critical a good quarterback is for a team to be successful, it doesn't seem like a wise decision. But it is Jerry's World, and we're just living in it.

So that brings us to the latest rumor involving the Steelers, who are already being touted as a possible suitor for Prescott next year.

Steelers might be in perfect position to sign Dak Prescott in 2025

Having Fields and Wilson under contract will be significant for the season ahead, primarily due to their free agency status next offseason and the Steelers' perfect opportunity to get a good look at two potential quarterback options for the future.

They lucked out by bringing in Wilson at the league minimum, allowing them to spend money elsewhere. This opened the door for Fields' arrival, who is playing in the final year of his rookie contract.

While Fields and Wilson show promise, there is always a chance that neither is the perfect fit for the job. In such a scenario, the Steelers could potentially secure a proven talent like Prescott, a move that could significantly boost the team's performance and reignite hope among Steelers fans.

NFL Network's Rich Eisen discussed the idea on his show this week. He believes the Steelers are in the perfect position to focus on Prescott next year and lock him up to end his career in the AFC North.

“What happens if the guy they went ahead and have given the job to with pole position doesn’t work out? What if they get a look at Justin Fields all year and say he’s not the guy? Maybe the Steelers are all in. Right now their offense costs nothing. I don’t even think it’s $15 million. They’ll have enough money to give Dak a multiple of that. I think the Steelers might be in on Dak and let him finish his career in Pittsburgh.”

He makes a lot of good points, and the best part about the hypothetical scenario is that the Steelers would have the money to pay him if they were seriously interested in acquiring him.

Prescott is expected to continue being one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, so he won't come cheap. However, Pittsburgh is projected to have over $81 million next year, creating a wide-open opportunity to explore the possibility of a Prescott signing.

At this point, it's just a fun scenario to debate and may never come about, and to an extent, that could be a good thing because that would mean Fields or Wilson impressed enough to earn another contract.