Steelers QBs
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 25: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickens (8) takes part in a drill with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10), Mason Rudolph (2), and Chris Oladokun (5) during the team's OTA practice on May 25, 2022, at the Steelers Practice Facility in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The faces in the Steelers QB room will be different in 2023; potential adds

Steelers QBs

During the 2022 season, rookie Kenny Pickett won the starting QB job for the Pittsburgh Steelers and will be the starter for 2023. 

A big question that remains for the Steelers is who will backup Pickett next season?

Both Mitchell Trubisky and Mason Rudolph have expressed desire to go elsewhere. Rudolph is a free agent; Trubisky has one year left on his contract. 

Trubisky stated he regretted signing with Pittsburgh so quickly. 

It was evident however that Pickett did provide a much-needed spark to the Steelers offense after being named the starter and when healthy progressed throughout the season.

Trubisky did come off the bench for an injured Pickett and help lead the Steelers to victories over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers. 

If he was willing to come back, he could be a very reliable backup.  

If Trubisky wishes to be traded, names such as Josh Johnson or Case Keenum could be become viable options for the backup position in 2023.

Johnson dealt with injuries in 2022 but performed well for the Ravens and Jets a year earlier in a relief role.

He’s one of the league’s most experienced backups – playing on seven teams since 2009.

Keenum had a 2-0 record with the Browns in 2021, posting a 65% completion percentage and 3 touchdowns to 1 int.