The Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback in 2022 would be Mason Rudolph if the season started today. Fortunately, head coach Mike Tomlin and the front office are reportedly targeting several quarterbacks in NFL free agency.
The organization is looking into the top free-agent quarterbacks in 2022. As the start of the free-agency period approaches, three signal-callers are reportedly on Pittsburgh’s radar to replace Rudolph and mentor a young rookie.
All three quarterbacks would provide Pittsburgh with a level of immediate stability, providing it a chance to stay competitive in 2022. In the case of Winston and Trubisky, both also offer some upside that could be unlocked under the right circumstances.
We’ve explained why the Pittsburgh Steelers are a great landing spot for Bridgewater. Tomlin knows he could depend on the veteran quarterback to play within the offense, keeping things structured and not making mistakes in key moments.
Trubisky and Winston are more volatile starters. However, Winston played very well before tearing his ACL and would likely provide better peak moments than Roethlisberger did in 2021. As for Trubisky, there is a buzz surrounding him after he spent the 2021 season learning from Brian Daboll.
If Malik Willis is the quarterback Pittsburgh wants to draft, any of these three free-agent passers would be the perfect bridge starter. The Steelers wouldn’t have to rush Willis, allowing him to develop and thus increasing his odds of achieving his sky-high potential.