A change at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers may be on the horizon.
Steelers President Art Rooney II revealed on Wednesday that the team “hasn’t closed the door” on trading for a quarterback in an interview with Bob Pompeani of KDKA-TV.
The Steelers quarterback play was tumultuous throughout the 2023 NFL season. Kenny Pickett entered the season as the starter but struggled with consistency before getting injured.
The Steelers then turned to former Chicago Bears first round draft pick Mitch Trubisky, but he made just two starts before being benched for Mason Rudolph.
Rudolph performed well as he led the Steelers to three straight wins to close out the season and a playoff berth.
Although Pickett was healthy enough to play, the Steelers decided to stick with Rudolph in their playoff game against the Buffalo Bills which would result in 31-17 loss in Buffalo.
Despite Rudolph’s success to close out the season, it’s not all that surprising that the Steelers are exploring other options.
One name that immediately comes to mind is Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields who may be available for trade depending on whether the Bears decide to draft USC quarterback Caleb Williams with the first overall pick in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.