Much of the National Media have been speculating when the Pittsburgh Steelers will decide to draft a quarterback to replace Ben Roethlisberger? Some have said the Steelers need to take a quarterback in the 2021 NFL draft, but by the time the Steelers do pick in the first round, the majority of the top-tier quarterbacks should be gone.
Some Mock drafts have had the Steelers selecting a quarterback, but most seem to be going with second-tier quarterbacks in the second or third round of the 2021 NFL draft. One of the quarterbacks that have been linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers the most is Florida's Kyle Trask. In order for the Steelers to get a top-tier quarterback, they will need to trade up into the Top 10, but the problem is the Steelers need as much draft capital as they can get in the 2021 NFL draft to help offset some of their key losses in free agency so it seems unlikely at this point they will be doing that.
Chris Wormley recently voiced his opinion on the Steelers trading up for a quarterback: "I think we have too many other needs," Wormley said."Ben was gracious enough to take a pay cut because he knows he has a few more years left in the tank. He knows he can spread the wealth with that pay cut and I don't see them drafting a quarterback, especially if they can't get up to the top three or four picks. Kevin Colbert can be a wizard sometimes, but I think we have other needs that can be filled. I'm cool with that 24th pick."
It sounds like Wormley is happy with Ben Roethlisberger and there shouldn't be a reason why he should feel comfortable with Ben going into the 2021 season. If the Steelers can fix their running back and offensive line positions it will give Ben much-needed help in 2021.
Wormley is right that the Steelers have too many other needs this season because as we stand right now the Steelers need help at the inside linebacker, outside linebacker, cornerback, running back, offensive line, tight end, and quarterback positions. They will need the draft capital to fill those needs and trading up into the top 10 will take away most of their draft capital.
I could see the Steelers potentially trading back in the first round to gain more draft picks before they move into the top 10 in the 2021 NFL draft, but you never know what the Steelers are thinking going into the draft. They're very unpredictable, but your brain should tell you the Steelers need as many draft picks in the 2021 NFL draft as they can get to help offshore their key losses in the 2021 NFL draft.