Tom Brady destination No. 2: Pittsburgh Steelers
One of the quarterbacks who has been in the league nearly as long as Tom Brady is Ben Roethlisberger — although he did come to the league a couple of years after Brady. Still, Big Ben joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004 and held the starting job until this past season.
After making it to the playoffs and losing against the Chiefs, Roethlisberger decided to call it a career which leaves the Steelers looking for their next signal-caller. They do have some options with Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins but there are some huge concerns there.
For Rudolph, he’s been decent when he has played but if anyone thinks he’s an unquestioned leader, they must not have paid attention to him in press conferences. He clearly doesn’t exude confidence and in a sport where your quarterback is the face of the franchise, he doesn’t stand apart.
As for Haskins, he was a mess in Washington and while the Steelers are hoping they can revive his career, it’s probably not ideal to turn things over to a guy who was dumped by a team that’s as bad under center as the Commanders are.
With all that being said, it would make sense for the Steelers to try and convince Brady to come to Pittsburgh. Sure, he would have to play in cold weather again but he would be able to serve as the face of one of the more historic franchises in the NFL — and might even be able to knock his old team out of the playoffs.