It has been reported Matthew Stafford's time with the Detroit Lions could be coming to an end during the 2021 NFL offseason. Stafford has asked the Lions Owner to be traded in the offseason. There will be many debates surrounding his destination, but Peter King has listed the Steelers as being one of the top landing spots for Matthew Stafford. The Lions will be looking to offload the 33-year-old quarterback in the offseason. With Ben Roethlisberger approaching his last years with the Steelers much of the media and fans have been speculating on the future of the Steelers quarterback situation.
Peter King has listed his best possible landing spots for Matthew Stafford. They're the Colts, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers, Washington, Steelers, and Saints all in that order. King says it is not Pittsburgh’s style to nudge Ben Roethlisberger into retirement, but did you see the Statuesque One in the last month of the season? Compensation: 24th overall pick in the draft.
The media and Steeler fans have been right about one thing. The Steelers need to start looking toward the future in regards to the quarterback position. I feel the Steelers are at least 2-3 years behind the curve in finding their eventual replacement for Ben Roethlisberger. If they continue to kick the can down the road it is only going to continue to delay the inevitable in Pittsburgh. Then when Ben Roethlisberger decides to retire the Steelers will be left with nothing.
Some notable names to watch this offseason in the quarterback position are Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Sam Darnold, Trey Lance, Kyle Trask, Mac Jones, and Dak Prescott. There will be a plethora of quarterbacks available to the Steelers this offseason, but it remains to be seen if the Steelers will start the process for a new quarterback as Ben Roethlisberger is expected to come back. The Steelers MUST start looking at the quarterback position. There is no way around it anymore or they will place themselves in Football Purgatory for quite some time.