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Steelers News: Could the Steelers be tempted into selecting Jalen Hurts in the 2020 NFL Draft?

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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, although saying they don’t want a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft, could target Jalen Hurts if he is available.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers say they don’t want/need a quarterback, but what if they just can’t pass on Jalen Hurts?

Steelers profess no QB need, but could they be tempted by Jalen Hurts?

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t intending to select a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft.

They were set, after all, with Ben Roethlisberger as the franchise leader, Landry Jones as the backup and Joshua Dobbs as the third option.

Then, Mason Rudolph dropped into the third round. The Steelers had a first-round grade on Rudolph, so they traded up three spots and selected the Oklahoma State passer with the No. 76 overall pick.

Could history repeat itself two years later?

The Steelers insist they have no need for another quarterback on their roster when the draft is held in less than two weeks. Everyone with a say in the matter, from team president Art Rooney II to general manager Kevin Colbert to coach Mike Tomlin, has stated publicly there is comfort in having Rudolph as the No. 2 behind Roethlisberger. Devlin Hodges, Paxton Lynch and, to a lesser extent, J.T. Barrett will compete for the third spot.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • Don’t let Terry fool you with his “Ben is the best” talk...

John Steigerwald: Don’t let Terry Bradshaw fool you about Steelers’ best QB

By: John Steigerwald, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Terry Bradshaw is right about Tom Brady and wrong about Terry Bradshaw.

Bradshaw created quite a stir Thursday on 93.7 FM, especially in New England, when he said he didn’t consider Tom Brady the greatest quarterback of all time. That’s not permitted in New England, and it’s violently frowned upon by most in the national media.

The headline at cbssports.com read “Terry Bradshaw does not think Tom Brady is the GOAT and he has three surprising quarterbacks ahead of him.”

The writer, Bryan DeArdo, probably would have agreed with that headline regardless of the three quarterbacks mentioned.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • Chris Hoke’s post-draft story is something special.

Hoke found success after the draft

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

Chris Hoke

Undrafted Rookie Free Agent

2001

Leading up to the NFL Draft, current and former Steelers’ players will be sharing their Draft Day Memories, from the time they went to the NFL Scouting Combine, through the moment they were drafted. And in this installment, former defensive lineman Chris Hoke shared his story of not being drafted.

Hoke wanted to hear his name called during the 2001 NFL Draft, but as it wore on he realized that free agency was going to be his route to the NFL. It worked out for him as he spent 11 seasons with the Steelers.

Chris Hoke’s Draft Day Memory:

”I was hoping to get drafted. I knew I was going to be a late round guy or a free agent. As the day went on, the first day watching the first three rounds, I knew my name wasn’t going to be called in the first three rounds. Sunday, the second day, you didn’t know what was going to happen. A couple of teams called, said we are looking at you, thinking about you.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


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