Kevin Colbert: Evaluating every quarterback was a necessary part of Steelers’ draft process

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Since drafting Ben Roethlisberger in 2004, the Steelers have never viewed quarterback as a draft need. Until this year.

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said today that the Steelers worked hard at evaluating all the best quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL draft and felt that they had to do their homework on anyone who could potentially succeed Roethlisberger as their franchise quarterback.

“It was necessary and a good process,” Colbert said of the Steelers’ quarterback evaluations.

There isn’t a quarterback in this year’s draft who’s viewed as a sure-thing Top 10 pick, which is good for the Steelers because their first-round pick won’t come until No. 20 overall.

Quarterbacks who could be options for the Steelers include Malik Willis, Kenny Pickett, Matt Corral, Desmond Ridder and Sam Howell.

8 responses to “Kevin Colbert: Evaluating every quarterback was a necessary part of Steelers’ draft process

  1. I heard Mayfield might be available for a one year rental. He has had some good seasons when not playing injured and if he plays well give him a multi year contract and if he plays poorly he’s one and done…

  2. Colbert failed to have a transition QB in place behind Roethlisberger. Trubisky is in there as a lame duck for 2 years.


  3. Steelers did draft Mason Rudolph in third round and said at that the time they had a first round grade on him. They must have thought he’d be a successor candidate.

  4. Honestly, I think a lot of people expect them to draft Willis or Pickett if they are there at #20, but Ridder feels a lot more like the right 1st option and Howell is probably the best fit to Matt Canada’s system. I’d be shocked if they are even considering Pickett or Strong, and Coral seems to be the last option, and probably not until when they pick in the 2nd round.

  5. BB had cam Newton be his bridge for a year. Lol. I’m guessing that’s a lot worse than trubisky

  6. I just hope they don’t waste a draft pick on a QB they don’t really believe in. Build the team until you find the guy you like and then go get him even if that doesn’t happen for another season or two. Constantly swinging and missing on QB’s is what a team like the Jets and the old Browns regimes do.

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