Here's Every Quarterback the Steelers Have Been Linked to in Offseason Rumors So Far

Isaiah De Los Santos
Here's the Steelers QB rumors that have popped up this offseason, including the NFL Draft, free agency and trades.
Here's the Steelers QB rumors that have popped up this offseason, including the NFL Draft, free agency and trades. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a massive hole to fill at quarterback following Ben Roethlisberger's retirement. Various rumors regarding the NFL Draft, free agency and trades have already linked the Steelers to several QBs already, so it appears they'll explore every avenue ahead of the 2022 campaign.

Steelers QB Rumors

Here's everything you need to know about quarterback rumors involving Pittsburgh so far.

Steelers QB 2022

The Steelers haven't decided yet on who will be their starter in 2022. Mason Rudolph, a third-round pick in 2018, is still under contract with the team and viewed as one option.

Steelers Free Agency Rumors 2022

Pittsburgh has been linked to several quarterbacks ahead of free agency, which is set to begin on March 14.

One report from Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline says the team has three FA targets in mind: Mitch Trubisky, Teddy Bridgewater and Jameis Winston.

It also appears the Steelers want to retain Dwayne Haskins, who was No. 3 on the depth chart this past season. The 2019 first-round pick by Washington could hit free agency this offseason, but Pittsburgh can place a tender on him, which gives them a chance to match an offer he receives.

Steelers Draft Rumors 2022

The Steelers haven't been shy about their interest in draft prospects as well, and they're viewed around the league as one team who could take a top QB early on.

Pittsburgh's infatuation with Liberty quarterback Malik Willis is described as "a badly kept secret."

The team also wasted no time and spoke with Ole Miss QB Matt Corral at this week's draft combine. Corral has even campaigned to be drafted by the Steelers, saying he'd embrace the responsibility that comes with taking over from Roethlisberger.

Another potential selection is Kenny Pickett, who played at nearby Pitt and has met with the Steelers "multiple times" already.

Steelers Trade Rumors

Then there's the possibility of the team swinging a trade for a big-name QB this offseason.

Perhaps the most interesting trade candidate is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is still deciding on his future with his current team.

Another star who could end up on a new team is Rusell Wilson. ESPN analyst and former NFL QB Tim Hasselbeck has predicted Wilson will end up being the Steelers' starter in 2022.

There's also disgruntled Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, who's made it known he wants to move on from the organization. Pittsburgh has been thought of as a Watson landing spot since he first made his trade request, though NFL insider Ian Rapoport recently said he doesn't think the Steelers will meet Houston's substantial asking price.

Derek Carr presents another veteran target for the Steelers. ProFootballFocus predicted the Steelers trading for the QB in a recent mock draft, though the Las Vegas Raiders are reportedly hoping to secure an extension with Carr this offseason.

Perhaps the most realistic trade target is Jimmy Garoppolo, whose tenure with the San Francisco 49ers appears at its end. Pittsburgh is "highly intrigued" by Garoppolo, per insider Jordan Schultz.

The Steelers' solution at QB will be one of the biggest stories of the offseason as this title contender looks to get back on track in 2022.


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