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Steelers Reporter Thinks Team Needs To Trade 1 Quarterback

Mason Rudolph walking off the field.

CLEVELAND, OHIO - JANUARY 03: Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after an incomplete pass on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ed Bouchette of The Athletic has one trade idea for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the offseason.

Bouchette thinks that Pittsburgh should deal backup quarterback Mason Rudolph and draft a quarterback in the NFL Draft.

The Steelers have been heavily flirting with drafting a quarterback throughout the offseason even rumors of dealing Rudolph.

Pittsburgh has sent the house to multiple Pro Days, including Liberty for Malik Willis, Pitt (Kenny Pickett), and Ole Miss (Matt Corral).

Rudolph is set to be Mitch Trubisky's backup this season after the Steelers signed the latter to a two-year deal. He's seen as a bridge quarterback for the Steelers as they look to find their next franchise quarterback.

While it would make sense to trade Rudolph if Pittsburgh drafts a quarterback, he probably won't have a lot of trade value. Pittsburgh would be lucky to even get a sixth or a seventh-rounder for him.

If the Steelers do draft a rookie quarterback, they could release Rudolph, though they also could want him there as a veteran presence.

It remains to be seen if Rudolph is mentioned in any trade rumors leading up to the draft.