Report: Steelers unlikely to trade for big-name QB this offseason

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With Pittsburgh preparing for life without Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers are "highly unlikely" to offer multiple first-rounders in an attempt to acquire a big-name quarterback like Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Roethlisberger is expected to retire after the team's postseason run. However, general manager Kevin Colbert, who's also likely to retire following April's draft, has only dealt a first-rounder for a player once - safety Minkah Fitzpatrick - and has traded up into the first round just three times during his tenure.

Instead of adding a veteran signal-caller, Pittsburgh is expected to let Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins, an impending restricted free agent, compete for the starting job next season, Rapoport adds.

The Steelers are also reportedly expected to draft a quarterback in April, with Rapoport mentioning Pitt passer Kenny Pickett as a potential option.

Pittsburgh inked Rudolph to a one-year, $5-million extension last offseason. The 26-year-old signal-caller has started two contests over the past two campaigns. He led the Steelers to a tie against the Detroit Lions in Week 10.

Haskins, meanwhile, has been a healthy scratch for most of the season. However, he's reportedly caught the eye of head coach Mike Tomlin while running the scout team. The 2019 first-rounder joined Pittsburgh in 2021 after being waived by the Washington Football Team in December 2020.

Report: Steelers unlikely to trade for big-name QB this offseason
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