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Steelers News: Predictions state the Steelers could be targeting a veteran QB in 2020

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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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 a bold prediction made by ESPN regarding the Steelers’ QB situation heading into the 2020 regular season.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers say they are fine with Mason Rudolph, and the rest of their quarterbacks, heading into 2020. But what if they decided to add a veteran to their depth chart?

Bold offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams: Gurley trade, QBs on move

By: ESPN Writers

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers will add a veteran quarterback to the roster.

Even if he’s not one who has been in the system for a decade, an experienced signal-caller could have solved many of the issues that arose when Ben Roethlisberger went down and they were left with Mason Rudolph and Devlin “Duck” Hodges. The Steelers should be able to fix some of those issues with the hiring of new QBs coach Matt Canada, but adding a veteran to the room is a smart insurance policy. — Brooke Pryor

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  • William Shakespeare wasn’t just an author. He was also a Pittsburgh Steeler.

Shakespeare was first for the Steelers

By: Teresa Varley,

On this day in Steelers history the team selected their first ever draft pick, William Shakespeare, but there’s more to it.

February 8, 1936

Back William Shakespeare selected in the first round of the NFL Draft

When you hear the name William Shakespeare, it’s only natural you think about the historic English poet and playwright from the late 1500s to early 1600s who is frequently quoted to this day.

But there is another William Shakespeare, one maybe not as well known in literary circles, but one who is known in the history of the Steelers.

William ‘Bill’ Shakespeare was the first player ever drafted by the Steelers. Shakespeare, who was an All-American halfback and punter at Notre Dame, was the Steelers first round pick in the 1936 NFL Draft, which was the first official NFL Draft.

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  • Was the decline of the NFL written in a 1980 book?

1980 book predicted the looming death of football

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

There’s been plenty of talk about the decline of football. It’s not new. Indeed, it’s at least 40 years old.

Earlier this week, when discussing the Championship Throw That Wasn’t from Super Bowl LIV, I remembered Championship Throw That Was from Super Bowl XIV. I specifically remembered the photo of Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw’s pinpoint pass that Rams defensive back Rod Perry nearly batted away but that landed in the arms of receiver John Stallworth, who caught the ball in full stride for a 73-yard touchdown while the Steelers trailed 19-17 in the fourth quarter of a game played in front of more than 100,000 spectators at the Rose Bowl.

The image of Stallworth ready to corral the throw, with Perry’s blurred right hand obscuring the “I” in Sports Illustrated, continues to be one of the most powerful and iconic of the Super Bowl era. Curious as to whether my copy of the issue was still floating around in the attic over the garage, I accepted the challenge of sifting through the various places it possibly could be, and I found it without much sweat or frustration.

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