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It seems like every day a new quarterback is linked to the Steelers. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are considering signing Dolphins backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who's set to become a free agent next week.
Brissett is a lower-level quarterback and would be a cheap option. He would give Mason Rudolph competition, but if he's the starter, it's not really that much of an upgrade. Brissett is a journeyman and has predominantly been a backup in his career.
Dulac notes that four members of the Steelers' coaching staff have connections to Brissett. Matt Canada was Brissett's offensive coordinator at North Carolina State. Running backs coach Eddie Faulkner and wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson were also at North Carolina State. And then Brissett was with Flores in Miami last year.
Andrew Fillipponi of 93.7 The Fan is also hearing that the Steelers are setting their sights on inexpensive quarterback options. Quarterbacks at the Marcus Mariota and Ryan Fitzpatrick level. The Steelers have nearly $30 million in cap space heading into free agency, so they have enough cap room to spend a little extra on a quarterback. It appears they're trying to find the cheapest option, however.