Which Steelers undrafted rookies have the best chance to make the team?
By Tommy Jaggi
2. Steelers QB Tanner Morgan
I didn't have a draftable grade on Tanner Morgan this year. Following the conclusion of the 2023 NFL Draft, I went back and watched more of his film, and I wasn't particularly pleased with what I saw.
In terms of traits and upside, Morgan is very limited. Not only is he undersized with below-average arm talent, he also doesn't offer anything in terms of athleticism and ability to extend the play on top of that. Regardless, it's easy to see a path to the roster for Morgan.
Historically, the Pittsburgh Steelers always keep three quarterbacks on their roster, and that certainly isn't going to change with the new rule that makes it so a third QB doesn't count as one of the 45 players active on game day. We know that Mike Tomlin is going to keep three quarterbacks and that Kenny Pickett and Mitch Trubisky are his top two guys. We just don't know who the third is at this point in time.
Considering that Morgan is the only other name signed to a deal at this point in time, we would have to assume that he has a reasonable shot to stick around. This could change in a moment's notice if the team decides to add another veteran presence, but for now, Tanner Morgan has a shot to make the team in 2023.
Update: Mason Rudolph is expected to sign with the Steelers -- decreasing Tanner Morgan's chances of making the team.