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Steelers Tabbed as Landing Spot for Russell Wilson



Russell Wilson vs Steelers -- from the Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland, December 20, 2020 (All-Pro Reels Photography)

The Steelers quarterback situation for 2024 is not set in stone, and the moving pieces will offer plenty of ideas for speculation. However, would that guy come from outside the organization? Some analysts believe it could, specifically in the form of now-benched Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson.

The Broncos benched Wilson and he is now likely to be released. Multiple analysts, including from USA Today, CBS Sports, and  Mike Florio on 93.7 the Fan. Zach Gelb from CBS Sports seemed to really like the idea of Wilson on Pittsburgh’s roster.

“Who are the most intriguing destinations out there? They have a good roster, a good team, and they could use an upgrade at the quarterback position,” Gelb said. “How about the Pittsburgh Steelers? The Steelers have two receivers who are probably on the verge of killing each other in George Pickens and Diontae Johnson, because they have no quarterback play. Heck, Mason Rudolph just played well and now he’s replacing a first-round pick from two draft classes ago. You have a defense with a ton of talent if they can stay healthy. And you also have Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris to run the football.”

The stats from this season on Wilson are solid, but the Broncos have struggled to move the ball and score points consistently. He has struggled, even if he is slightly better than last year. As a result, suitors seem to be less inclined to give him a lot of money, so it could make sense for the Steelers from that perspective. But Wilson’s level of play as a veteran does seem like one that would scare the team away.

Not only that, but the Steelers could see the middle-ground option of signing a cheaper veteran, like Jacoby Brissett, and working him into a competition instead of signing Wilson. Regardless, this will be something that likely continues to come up throughout the offseason.