The Pittsburgh Steelers need to improve their quarterback situation.
Even though they didn’t get to see much of Kenny Pickett under a different play-caller, the fact that they didn’t turn back to him and stuck with Mason Rudolph when he was healthy speaks volumes of the team’s confidence in him going forward.
With that in mind, the team will have to assess all options in the trade and free-agency market.
For that, NFL insider Peter King reveals that there are two intriguing options for them and all teams, which are Kirk Cousins and Russell Wilson.
For Cousins, he said that he won’t be back in Minnesota on a one-year deal, adding that any team could commit to him for two years and $90 million, which he deemed “excessive” (via 93.7 The Fan on Twitter).
— 93.7 The Fan (@937theFan) January 23, 2024
As for Wilson, he claims that his market is unpredictable right now, and he doesn’t know how aggressive teams will be to get him, but there’s a chance he could be had at a discount.
Then again, he did add that Wilson didn’t look good at all during his final two years with the Denver Broncos.
Even so, the Steelers managed to make the playoffs despite getting absolutely no production from the QB position, so one could only expect them to be much better if they get at least anything.
In the meantime, they could pursue a suitable replacement and develop him on the sidelines for the next year or so, and while Wilson’s prime is far behind him, he could be a nice stopgap.