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Watch: Mike Tomlin Breaks Down Justin Fields, Russell Wilson Additions, Offseason QB Plans



Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin at the 2024 NFL owner's meetings on March 25, 2024 in Orlando, Fla. -- Alan Saunders / Steelers Now

ORLANDO, Fla. — Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will have a completely revamped quarterback room in 2023, as the team parted ways with Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph since the end of the 2023 season, replacing them with veterans Russell Wilson and Justin Fields.

“Oh my god, man, he oozes talent and potential,” Tomlin said of Fields. “He’s worn the responsibility of being the franchise quarterback, but still gets to come into a community situation to learn from a guy that’s been doing it for over a decade. There’s a lot of meat left on that bone and I’m excited about working on extracting it.”

Tomlin broke down the process to add to their quarterback room, why the club ended up trading Pickett to the Philadelphia Eagles, and how Fields will be allowed to compete with Wilson for the starting role at some point this offseason. Wilson is the Steelers’ starting quarterback right now, but Fields will be given a chance to show what he can do it competition this summer.

“We’re not resistant to competition, but as I’ve mentioned several times of late, I just think it’s appropriate to establish positioning as we get into this thing. The term that I’ve used is Russell has pole position,” he said.


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