Updated Quarterback Depth Chart for Steelers After NFL Draft
Quarterbacks were the talk of the 2021 NFL Draft given a deep class at the position. Five QBs went in the first round alone, though several talented prospects were taken after that and picked up as undrafted free agents.
While the Steelers don't have any issues at quarterback this season, there's a big question mark in the future when it comes to how much longer Ben Roethlisberger will play for.
Here's a look at the Steelers' updated QB depth chart for 2021.
Steelers QB Depth Chart 2021
1. Ben Roethlisberger
It's hard not to associate the terms "quarterback" and "Steelers" with Ben Roethlisberger. He's been their signal-caller since 2004 and is in the final year of his contract. Retirement rumors followed him this offseason, so there's really no telling what the future holds at the moment. Regardless, "Big Ben" has proved that he's still capable of starting at the NFL level for the time being after throwing for more than 3,800 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2021.
2. Mason Rudolph
Mason Rudolph got a good taste of NFL action back in 2019 when he started eight games for the Steelers after Roethlisberger went down with an injury. He's shown that he's a suitable backup for the team, throwing for 2,089 yards and 15 touchdowns to 10 interceptions in nine career starts. Considering the fact that he's only 25 years old, he may be able to prove that he could be Pittsburgh's starter one day after a little more seasoning.
3. Dwayne Haskins Jr.
Dwayne Haskins' 2020 NFL season saw him being released from the Washington Football Team before signing a futures contract with the Steelers in January 2021. The 2019 Rose Bowl MVP has yet to have success at the NFL level, however, he just turned 23 years old this week. If the Steelers can figure out a way to turn him around, it's not farfetched to assume he could compete for the starting job once Roethlisberger leaves.
4. Joshua Dobbs
Joshua Dobbs has barely seen any action in his professional career. He was a fourth-round pick for the Steelers back in 2017 but has only appeared in relief in six games since then, attempting 17 passes. He's only signed for one more year at less than $1 million, so he's perfectly adequate in a depth role.
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