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Booger McFarland Highlights Perfect Ben Roethlisberger Successor in NFL Draft

Devon Platana
ESPN analyst Booger McFarland identifies a possible Ben Roethlisberger replacement for the Pittsburgh Steelers in this year's draft.
ESPN analyst Booger McFarland identifies a possible Ben Roethlisberger replacement for the Pittsburgh Steelers in this year's draft. / Joe Sargent/Getty Images
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When the offseason began, some people thought that the 2020 NFL season may have been Ben Roethlisberger's final one. However, he's since agreed to a pay cut with the Pittsburgh Steelers, giving fans at least one more season with him at the helm.

However, Roethlisberger isn't getting any younger and any season could be his last. That's why the Steelers need to draft his successor before it's too late. NFL analyst Booger McFarland recently gave his thoughts on who could be the Steelers' future quarterback.

He suggests that Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask would be the perfect fit for Pittsburgh.

"I don't think you bring Ben Roethlisberger back to think quarterback in the first round," McFarland said. "I think you can get a guy like in the second round who I think fits perfectly in Pittsburgh."

McFarland added that he thinks the Steelers are "okay" at quarterback for the season with Roethlisberger and Dwayne Haskins, but he adds that getting a guy like Trask on the bench isn't a bad idea.

Trask put up impressive numbers throughout his last season playing for the Gators. He threw for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns to 8 interceptions. He was a 2020 Heisman Trophy finalist, and also won last year's Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award for the top offensive player in Division I college football.

The truth is that the Steelers can survive another season with Roethlisberger at the helm. Trask could spend the season learning from one of the game's all-time greats before he's ready to make his NFL debut. If everything works out right, Trask could be beloved in Pittsburgh for years to come.


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