Most are assuming the Pittsburgh Steelers are not in the market for a quarterback, considering Ben Roethlisberger is returning for next season, and possibly beyond, but the team is doing their diligence even with quarterbacks at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.
The Steelers reportedly have met with Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Ruldolph, as well as 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson from Louisville.
What separates Jackson from most quarterbacks at the Combine isn’t his skill set, which is obvious, but the fact he isn’t doing any testing other than throwing. Jackson is out to prove he is a quarterback, and refused to test as a wide receiver for scouts. Withholding his 40-yard dash and other physical tests, the attention was on Jackson as a thrower Saturday.
Check out some video from his workout below:
Intermediate Dig Route
7 step drop throwing the intermediate dig— #BridgewaterCook2018 (@JoshMenschNFL) March 3, 2018
2nd one could have been out front of the receiver a bit more but overall pretty good job pic.twitter.com/jxX6rbf5ny
Throwing out breaking routes to the sideline still needs some work pic.twitter.com/Im5W86gcaF— #BridgewaterCook2018 (@JoshMenschNFL) March 3, 2018
Lamar Jackson throwing slants at the combine pic.twitter.com/YJOWcFLy9J— #BridgewaterCook2018 (@JoshMenschNFL) March 3, 2018
Friday Jackson met with the media, where he spoke about meeting with the Steelers during those meetings. You can watch the entire press conference in the tweet below: