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Locked On Steelers: What Type of QB Fits Best in Arthur Smith’s Offense?



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Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota (1) stand on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a new offense with coordinator Arthur Smith, and they will looking to sign, trade for or draft at least two more quarterbacks to go with Kenny Pickett in that room for the 2024 season.

So what are the characteristics that make a quarterback successful in Smith’s scheme? Mike Tomlin has talked for years about the impact of quarterback mobility. Is it a deal-breaker for that position, or could someone with less mobility like Mason Rudolph thrive in the team’s new offensive scheme?

Alan Saunders of Steelers Now joined the Locked On Steelers Podcast with host Chris Carter to discuss that. The guys also talked about whether Omar Khan might use an early draft pick on a quarterback, and if Smith’s new offense will mean more receptions for Pittsburgh’s tight end duo of Pat Freiermuth and Darnell Washington.

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