Steelers: Another possible Ben Roethlisberger replacement just became available

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 16: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers leads the team onto the field for warmups before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 16: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers leads the team onto the field for warmups before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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If the Pittsburgh Steelers can land a veteran quarterback rather than develop uncertain backups, the franchise could find a way to reclaim the AFC North. 

Pittsburgh could see the end of Big Ben’s Hall of Fame career on the horizon, yet despite this, there is no successful succession plan in place.

As of now, the Steelers are rolling with Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins, but even Najee Harris isn’t listing either of these two as guys he’d like to see in the locker room next year.

New reports out of another NFL franchise indicate that a franchise-ready quarterback may be available in the offseason — and he could help Pittsburgh stay afloat as they search for a true Roethlisberger successor.

Carson Wentz could be possible Ben Roethlisberger replacement for Steelers

According to SteelersWire, “the Indianapolis Colts are looking to trade or release quarterback Carson Wentz prior to March 19.”

“This is when $7 million of his $22 million base salary for 2022 would be guaranteed,” the article continues.

Even though the Colts nearly made the playoffs, it had more to do with late NFL MVP contender Jonathan Taylor, the explosive running back who quite literally put the entire Indianapolis team on his back. The second-year Colts running back nearly broke 2K rushing yards in the 17-game season, rushing for 1,811 yards and 18 touchdowns. Wentz ranked No. 18 on PFF’s list of quarterback grades for the 2021 season.

Wentz, who was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, would be joining his third team in his NFL career if he does join the Steelers, and the Steelers would be getting Wentz at a decent price compared to other potential free agents like Jimmy Garoppolo.

If the Steelers are able to land him, Wentz could work alongside the Steelers’ stellar corps of wideouts and advance the team to a likely AFC playoff berth — even without Big Ben.

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