Buying and selling out of convention is often an enormous deal on the subject of trades like this, so Bridgewater may in all probability persuade Carolina to ship him to Pittsburgh, and it wouldn’t value the Steelers a lot of something.
With Ben Roethlisberger possible getting into his ultimate season and Pittsburgh’s present QB depth chart rounded out by the likes of Dwayne Haskins and Mason Rudolph, there’s no motive to suppose Bridgewater can’t beat each of these guys out for the No. 2 job.
Whereas it’d imply sitting behind Large Ben, Bridgewater would instantly leap to the entrance of the road because the Steelers’ long-term successor. He’s not within the bodily mould of Roethlisberger, Haskins or Rudolph, who’re all larger, stockier QBs who don’t transfer very nicely.
Regardless of not becoming the measurements and prototype Pittsburgh basic supervisor Kevin Colbert typically covets, although, Bridgewater is somebody who can assist Haskins shed his first-round bust label and fill in for Roethlisberger if he struggles to the extent he did down the stretch of 2020.
When it comes to what the Steelers have personnel-wise, Bridgewater makes a variety of sense. Much like Denver, he’d have a number of youthful playmakers to throw to in JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson and James Washington, to not point out Eric Ebron at tight finish.