The Steelers’ Quarterback Dilemma: Kenny Pickett or Mason Rudolph?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a 10-win season that led to a playoff berth with three different starting quarterbacks. Despite an early exit from the playoffs, the team exceeded expectations given their offensive struggles. Surprisingly, the Steelers aren’t pursuing another veteran QB for next season, creating a potential split in the organization.

Kenny Pickett was drafted to succeed Ben Roethlisberger, but the transition has been rocky. Mason Rudolph’s late-season success has fueled speculation. Roethlisberger’s recent comments have added to the intrigue. Pickett and Rudolph both had winning records as starters, adding to the QB battle.

While Rudolph has been with the team for several seasons, Pickett was expected to take over. However, Pickett’s performance has left room for doubt. The midseason departure of offensive coordinator Matt Canada was a step in the right direction, but the Steelers are still uncertain about their future at QB.

The days of relying solely on defense and running game are over, and the Steelers need a reliable QB. Names like Kirk Cousins, Ryan Tannehill, and Baker Mayfield are available, but their impact is uncertain. If the Steelers stick with Pickett or Rudolph, one of them will need to step up and take charge.