Steelers Sign Undrafted Free Agent Quarterback
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan as an undrafted free agent, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 in Houston.
Morgan, 24, is a veteran quarterback that first got to Minnesota in 2017. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback played in five seasons for the Golden Gophers.
His best season came back in 2019, when he threw for 3,253 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading Minnesota to an 11-2 season, a No. 10 final ranking and a win in the Outback Bowl.
His second-best year probably came in 2022, when he was limited to nine games but threw for 1,382 yards and had a career high 66.9 completion percentage. He threw nine touchdowns and five interceptions for a 151.7 passer rating last season.
The Steelers have a significant need at quarterback, where their roster is empty behind starter Kenny Pickett and backup Mitch Trubisky. The Steelers have traditionally entered training camp with four quarterbacks on their roster, so they could be looking to add one more this offseason. Last year’s third-string quarterback, Mason Rudolph, remains a free agent.
Morgan was a Wuerffel Trophy Finalist in 2022, 2019 Manning Award finalist and Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist and a two-time All-Big Ten selection.