June 13, 2024

Labriola on the initial 53-man rosterBefore the 2023–24 playoffs and even at the start of the offseason, media members associated the  Pittsburgh Steelers well-known quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Kirk Cousins. Those speculations have subsided a little now that the team is fully in offseason mode, but fresh possibilities have emerged.

On February 1, Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report made the case that the Steelers ought to think about going after quarterback Jacoby Brissett in the “bargain bin” of the league as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, who intend to add competition for Kenny Pickett this offseason, would also benefit from having him, according to Knox.

Before the 2023–24 playoffs and even at the start of the offseason, media members associated the Pittsburgh Steelers with well-known quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Kirk Cousins. Those speculations have subsided a little now that the team is fully in offseason mode, but fresh possibilities have emerged.

On February 1, Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report made the case that the Steelers ought to think about going after quarterback Jacoby Brissett in the “bargain bin” of the league as a free agent.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, who intend to add competition for Kenny Pickett this offseason, would also benefit from having him, according to Knox.

Brissett received a basic salary of $3 million in 2023. In addition, he had a $8.5 million cap hit.

How the Steelers Might Fit Jacoby Brissett
Brissett was a 2016 Patriots third-round selection who has been a decent signal caller throughout his career.

Twice during the Colts season, he relieved an ailing Andrew Luck for the whole game.

In addition, Brissett started five games in 2021 in lieu of Tua Tagovailoa, and with Deshaun Watson suspended, he started the first five games in 2022 for Cleveland.

As a starter, Brissett has an 18–30 record. In 79 games, he has averaged 6.6 yards per attempt and a 61.3% completion rate. In addition, he has 23 interceptions and 51 touchdowns.

The Steelers have made it clear that they would rather see Mason Rudolph return in 2024. However, since he is a free agent, he might view this offseason as his best opportunity to take advantage of a huge payday.

Brissett would “make sense” as a Rudolph substitute, in Knox’s words. Wilson or Cousins, two well-known quarterbacks, would bench Kenny Pickett.

The Steelers haven’t stated that they desire that. Instead, the team is looking for a signal caller who can mentor Pickett and help him learn more about being a professional.

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