The November 3rd deadline is quickly approaching. Should the Steelers consider looking for a better backup quarterback? We say yes. Last season we finally got a glimpse of the Steelers backup quarterback situation with Mason Rudolph and Duck Hodges. It wasn't pretty. Although the Steelers did end up going 8-8 they ended up missing the playoffs. Both quarterbacks were also ranked the lowest quarterbacks in the NFL for 2019. Rudolph has played 11 games with the Steelers so far. He has 13 touchdowns with 8 interceptions and a QB rating of 82.1. These are ok numbers for being a backup quarterback, but the Steelers can most certainly find a better backup. Plus the Steelers are only tied to Mason Rudolph through 2021. He is not the Future in Pittsburgh might we add.
Two quarterbacks come to mind that the Steelers should consider replacing Mason Rudolph with. Sam Darnold or Dwayne Haskins. Both are on horrible teams and need to find fresh air as soon as possible. Haskins has been brought up the most to the Steelers, but Sam Darnold would be a much better fit. Haskins team knows he is likely to be traded from the Washington Football team and has said they would like to be traded now rather than later. Bill Barnwell from ESPN also said the Steelers should trade Justin Layne and a 3rd round pick for Dwayne Haskins which does sound reasonable considering Haskins was a first-round draft pick.
On the other hand, we have Sam Darnold who was brought up by JuJu Smith-Schuster on a podcast recently. He said he would love if the Steelers could get Sam Darnold so he could play with him again.
"That my guy, man. Sam Darnold, if we could get him to Pittsburgh, I would, but I love Ben so it is what it is," Smith-Schuster told CBS Sports' "All Things Covered" podcast. "I'm just saying he's a great kid. I played with him so he's one of my boys so I wouldn't mind playing with him again."
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller also said a perfect landing spot for Sam Darnold would be the Pittsburgh Steelers. Regardless the Steelers should consider getting a better backup quarterback because if Ben Roethlisberger goes down again you can kiss all championship aspirations out of the window because what the Steelers currently have will not cut it. It would be wise for the Steelers to ATLEAST look at the market and see what they could get to upgrade their backup quarterback situation. What they have now just won't cut it.