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Steelers News: Steelers aren’t ruling out drafting a QB, despite “feeling good” about their depth

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 how despite “feeling good” about their depth at quarterback, Kevin Colbert wasn’t ready to say he won’t draft a QB in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have a plethora of quarterbacks on their roster, and although Kevin Colbert said he was comfortable with those quarterbacks, he isn’t willing to rule out drafting one.

Despite ‘feeling good’ about Steelers’ QBs, Kevin Colbert won’t rule out drafting one

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

While he reiterated the Pittsburgh Steelers “felt good” about Ben Roethlisberger’s health and expressed satisfaction in Mason Rudolph as a backup, general manager Kevin Colbert did not rule out selecting another quarterback in the NFL draft later this week.

“If any pick makes sense at any time, then of course we’ll make those picks,” Colbert said during a video call with media Monday.

The Steelers have five quarterbacks on their offseason roster. Three started games for them last season — Roethlisberger, Rudolph and Devlin Hodges. Former Denver Broncos first-round pick Paxton Lynch was signed in September, and former Ohio State star J.T. Barrett was added during Week 17.

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  • Don’t underestimate the Steelers’ impact on the United States’ economy.

Mark Madden: Don’t underestimate NFL’s power, impact on economy

By: Mark Madden, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

We don’t have sports. But we still have refreshing sports notes! (When these notes were prepared, they were positioned 6 feet apart and doused with hand sanitizer.)

• If any sport can start on time with fans in the stands, it’s the NFL. Don’t underestimate the league’s power, political connections and impact on the economy. If WWE can be declared an essential business in Florida, the NFL can strike a like deal nationally.

• Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward had an interesting tweet: “We ‘bout to find out how much guys like football. #StayReady” The NFL doesn’t trust its players’ level of dedication. OTAs and mini-camp are the equivalent of a watchful eye. Will NFL players maintain offseason fitness when left on their own? Heyward seems to be wondering.

• When the Steelers traded their first-round pick (18th overall, as it turns out) to Miami for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, it made their draft wholly uninteresting. Getting a talent who helps immediately with the 49th pick is 50-50. No mock draft can pretend to pick accurately that deep into the draft. Fitzpatrick was All-Pro. But at some point, Steelers fans will wonder if it was worth sacrificing the chance to add a quality component on offense.

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  • A VERY memorable draft trade for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jerome Bettis.

A trade that changed it all

By: Teresa Varley,

This day in Steelers history

April 20, 1996

Steelers acquire Jerome Bettis in draft day trade

The Steelers aren’t a team that makes a lot of trades involving players. It’s probably more accurate to say the Steelers are a team that rarely makes a trade involving players, especially in modern day history.

But when they do, they make it count.

On April 20, 1996, during the NFL Draft, they pulled off one of the best trades in NFL history, acquiring Jerome Bettis from the St. Louis Rams, along with a third-round pick, for the Steelers second-round pick in 1996 and fourth-round selection in 1997. The Rams had just drafted running back Lawrence Phillips, who spent only two seasons with them, in the first round and felt Bettis was expendable.

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