Carson Wentz landing spot No. 1: Pittsburgh Steelers
For years, the Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t even had to think about the quarterback position. Ben Roethlisberger was added with their first-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft and started as a rookie. He remained the starter until this past season which ended following an unexpected playoff appearance.
With Big Ben gone, the Steelers now have to try and make a decision. They do have Mason Rudolph who has been grooming behind Roethlisberger but the jury is still out on him. He has put up decent numbers but he hasn’t really taken off when given a shot.
Sure, the same can be said about Carson Wentz overall but he has still had some success. He’s also got some of the same qualities of a younger Big Ben which includes a strong arm, some mobility, and a bit of improvisational skills.
Of course, this isn’t to say he’s on the same level as Roethlisberger in his prime but it’s also fair to say he could be an upgrade over what Big Ben was able to gove them this past season ‚— which was still enough for them to make it to the postseason.
Pittsburgh could end up rolling with Rudolph but considering how tough the AFC North suddenly is, it might be a better idea for them to take a flier on Wentz and see if he can prove to be a better option.