Steelers Tip Hand On Draft Plans With Latest Free Agent Signing
At the start of the NFL offseason, it was a mystery as to whether or not Ben Roethlisberger would play another season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, after he was confirmed back, fans and experts speculated if the Steelers would take a quarterback in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft to be Roethlisberger's eventual replacement.
It seems as if the likelihood of that has gone down even more after the Steelers re-signed QB Josh Dobbs on Wednesday to a one-year contract. With that being said, did the team tip their hand as to what they'll do at the draft?
The Steelers drafted Dobbs 135th overall in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He's seen limited game time over the years, attempting just 17 passes since being draft. With him being signed, he's now the fourth quarterback on the Steelers' roster that already includes Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins.
With that many passers in the organization, it seems highly unlikely that the Steelers will prioritize drafting a quarterback in the draft later this month.
The team holds the No. 24 pick, which means they should be able to get a solid player who can address one of their more pressing needs. The Steelers could use a cornerback like Virginia Tech's Caleb Farley or maybe they'll end up drafting one of the several highly touted offensive linemen that'll be available.
The Steelers could take a shot on a QB in the later rounds of the draft, but the Dobbs signing has solidified Pittsburgh's depth at the position. The organization has more important needs to address first.
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