Multiple reports indicate that the 2021 NFL season is going to be the last for Ben Roethlisberger with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is currently playing on a one-year contract that expires at the end of the season, likely his last with the organization that he spent his entire career with. He spent 18 seasons with the Steelers and won two Super Bowls.
With the end of an era in Pittsburgh, the question now turns to who will be the quarterback to replace him. Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins are unlikely to be their answers moving forward, so they will probably look to bring in a star quarterback from the outside.
The Steelers are a team that is built to win right now. They have a solid defense, a deep group of wide receivers and a young superstar running back in Najee Harris. It would appear that with an elite quarterback, they are instantly one of the favorites to make a run at the Super Bowl. Here are three potential quarterbacks that the Steelers could target for the 2022 NFL season.
#1 - Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers has made it publicly known that he wants out of Green Bay. He threatened to sit out the 2021 NFL season if he wasn't traded, but ultimately he did end up playing. He will likely be looking to leave the Packers this offseason and there are rumors circling that he would like to play for head coach Mike Tomlin and the Steelers.
The three-time NFL MVP is still at the top of his game. He ranks second in the NFL in passer rating and third in QBR this season.