The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback situation is coming into focus a bit more.
Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline is reporting that the Steelers are looking at Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater, and Mitch Trubisky in free agency. He’s also reporting that the Steelers are targeting Liberty’s Malik Willis for the No. 20 pick.
Pittsburgh is in search of its next franchise quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger called it a career last month. Roethlisberger started 18 consecutive seasons for the Steelers, which is something that doesn’t happen often in the NFL.
The NFL world had a lot of different reactions to this news when it came out.
Dear Lord please not Teddy Bridgewater!! https://t.co/xYZtLaKmDX
— J🍩ey Bag 🍩f D🍩nuts 🍩 (@joeybagovdonuts) February 28, 2022
I think at this point the Steelers should just sign every Free Agent QB and draft every eligible QB https://t.co/01ukUlzwmQ
— Mike Nicastro (@MikedUpSports1) February 28, 2022
Trubisky and Willis would be a good duo https://t.co/WXUe8BshMQ
— 𝐌𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐧 (@ProFootballPSI) February 28, 2022
These are three names I have been talking about since before the season ended for the Steelers. I can see all three as realistic candidates to start for this team in 2022. https://t.co/cpzxYWbCTV
— Tommy Jaggi (@TommyJaggi) February 28, 2022
That Trubisky smoke is very real https://t.co/52DicXFg5t
— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) February 28, 2022
If there’s any truth to this, give me Jameis ASAP https://t.co/WYFbCd3gdo
— JR🦁 (@J_R_607) February 28, 2022
Willis and Jameis please. https://t.co/jwm6H3N47Z
— Brendan (@bglinhart) February 28, 2022
Winston last played for the New Orleans Saints before he blew out his knee. He got injured on Nov. 1 and was having a tremendous season before going down.
At the time of the injury, he had 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions on 1,170 yards passing.
Bridgewater started for the Broncos this past season and threw for 3,052 yards, plus had 18 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
Trubisky was a backup on the Bills this season but does have four years of starting experience with the Bears.
More names will surely pop up, but it’s looking increasingly likely that the next Steelers quarterback won’t be Mason Rudolph or Dwayne Haskins.