The Steelers have officially finalized Ben Roethlisberger's new contract which is great news for Steeler fans. It looks like Ben could be taking one last ride in 2021 with the Steelers. The problem is the Steelers have long-term plans once Ben Roethlisberger retires and Ben's new contract is only for one year.
Is it time for the Steelers to start investing in the quarterback position for the future? Several General Managers around the NFL feel the Steelers will invest a high draft pick on a quarterback in the 2021 NFL draft. CBS says Tomlin was the one who made the decision to sign Dwayne Haskins in the offseason and some in the Pittsburgh Steelers organization feel Mason Rudolph has a future in the organization past 2020.
The name CBS hears the most linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers is Kyle Trask from the Florida Gators. They have heard this from several scouting groups in the NFL. The scouts in the NFL say Kyle Trask's profile would appeal most to Kevin Colbert.
GM from the NFL on Kyle Trask: "I've known Kevin a long time and the more I see of this kid the more I see him in a Steelers uniform," one GM told me. "He looks the part."
Kyle Trask did very well with the Florida Gators during his time in College. He made very few mistakes, but his Cotton Bowl Performance against Oklahoma could have hurt his draft stock. He threw 3 interceptions during that game and was eventually pulled by the 3rd quarter. It was very uncharacteristic of Trask to throw that many interceptions in a game. He finished the 2020 season with 4,283 passing yards, 43 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Trask had the most touchdowns in College Football in 2020.
If the Steelers do decide to invest in Kyle Trask it would probably be done in the second or third round and expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to do a ton of homework on him and many other quarterbacks, running backs, and offensive linemen before going into the 2021 NFL draft.