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Steelers News: The Steelers biggest offseason need starts and ends at the QB position

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the Steelers’ offseason priorities reside at the quarterback position.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Biggest offseason need for the Steelers? According to ESPN, that would be found at the quarterback position.

Biggest 2020 offseason needs for all 32 NFL teams

By: ESPN Staff Writers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Firm up the quarterback position. Ben Roethlisberger is the starter when he comes back from elbow surgery. But the timeline for the 37-year-old is unclear, and the Steelers already got an ugly glimpse in 2019 of what a Roethlisberger-less offense looks like. They were the only NFL team that failed to score at least 30 points in a single game this season (the first time since 1971 that they didn’t do so). Roethlisberger’s return solves a lot of those problems, but the team needs to develop or bring in an insurance policy. Mike Tomlin said Mason Rudolph is Pittsburgh’s fallback option, but he also left the door open to bringing in a veteran signal-caller. -- Brooke Pryor

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  • Former Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett continues chasing his dream, this time with the Steelers.

Ex-Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett keeps chasing NFL dream with Steelers

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

J.T. Barrett was one of football’s biggest stars on Saturdays.

For four years, he started at quarterback for one of college football’s marquee programs, winning a national championship and playing in other major bowl games for Ohio State.

But accounting for 147 touchdowns and 12,000 yards of offense in the Big Ten only gets you so far in the NFL. So, as one of the lower-priority of the bevy of prospects NFL evaluators came to see at Ohio State’s Pro Day two years ago, Pittsburgh Steelers brass on hand had their attention on Barrett’s teammates and not as much on him.

That didn’t mean Barrett didn’t get to meet Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. But instead of impressing a prospective future employer, Barrett was more concerned with impressing his mother.

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  • Want to fix the NFL’s Overtime rules? Good luck.

Tim Benz: There’s no perfect NFL overtime fix. So stop complaining.

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Another round NFL postseason games.

Another round of overtime results.

Another round of whining from people who think the tie-breaking system is unfair.

In other words, whining from New Orleans.

Or people who bet on New Orleans.

OK, maybe Buffalo, too.

This is becoming an annual event, much like the debates over whether or not pass interference should be reviewed.

Let’s stick with one unsolvable problem at a time, though. In this case, “fixing” NFL overtime.

Something important to consider here. “Fixing” the NFL overtime system is impossible. Because “fixing it” suggests you are going to make everyone happy.

That will never happen.

No one is going to be totally happy with any tweak that comes as a result of this latest round of caterwauling over what is fair and what is not with the NFL’s extra period set up.

It cropped up again because the Saints lost to the Vikings on Sunday in the wild-card round because Minnesota won the coin toss and scored a touchdown on its first possession.

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