For the first time in over 20 years, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback situation is a hot topic in the summer.
In the absence of a formal statement, Ben Roethlisberger is all but retired, and head coach Mike Tomlin and the team are operating under the presumption that Big Ben will hang it up.
Steelers Are Looking At Rudolph And Haskins
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, current Steelers quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins and Mason Rudolph will compete for the job, while Pittsburgh also adds a quarterback in the draught.
Rudolph and Haskins are both excited about the chance that awaits them.
The most important factor in any player emerging as the Steelers’ starting quarterback will be their ability to lead and play to their full potential.
After signing with the Steelers in the summer, Haskins did not play with them in 2021.
Haskins, the Washington Football Team’s 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, proved to be a flop. He only lasted two seasons as a starter, going 3-10 with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Haskins was signed to a reserve/futures deal last year as a hopeful reclamation project under Tomlin’s coaching. He’s poised to become a restricted free agent, but he’s happy for the chance to play for the team again.
Rudolph already had the opportunity to prove his worth as the Steelers’ starter when Roethlisberger was sidelined in 2019. Pittsburgh’s third-round pick in 2018 failed as a starter, going 5-3 with 1,765 yards, 13 touchdowns, nine interceptions, and an 82.0 QB rating.
The debate – and rivalry – over who will succeed Roethlisberger is just getting started.