The Pittsburgh Steelers could use some help at the quarterback position.
The team is reportedly set to continue rolling with Kenny Pickett for the foreseeable future, but adding a veteran to back him up, mentor him, and potentially take the job from him wouldn’t be the worst possible idea.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, that could be the case with Russell Wilson, as the Denver Broncos are expected to release him soon (via JPA Football on Twitter).
Denver is expected to release him. pic.twitter.com/pjThKYtx1v
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) December 30, 2023
Per the report, the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons could also show a level of interest in the former Super Bowl champion.
Wilson’s two-year tenure at Mile High was far from good.
His first season was the worst of his career, and he was on a short leash in the encore.
Even so, we’re still talking about an experienced dual-threat quarterback with a proven résumé who could be a significant boost from what the Steelers have had in years.
He wasn’t the only one to blame for the Broncos’ shortcomings, and it feels like he’s being scapegoated and signaled out just because of the huge deal the team offered him.
The Steelers still don’t seem to know what they have on their hands with Pickett, and reports state that they continue to trust him and see him as a valuable asset and potential franchise quarterback.
But some veteran competition has never hurt anybody, and if having a former Super Bowl champion trying to get your job doesn’t motivate you to be better, then nothing will.