In search of more seasoned opposition, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed a third quarterback this offseason to go up against third-year first-round choice Kenny Pickett. One possibility that has surfaced is Ryan Tannehill, a former starter for the Tennessee Titans who is reportedly under Pittsburgh’s consideration.
The Steelers are anticipated to make Ryan Tannehill one of their top targets this summer after they signed his former offensive coordinator, Arthur Smith, according to NFL Network insiders Tom Pelissero, Mike Garrafolo, and Ian Rapoport. According to NFL network,
“With new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, the expectation is Pittsburgh will explore adding free agent Ryan Tannehill, who had his best years with the Titans while Smith was the OC there,”
Mason Rudolph, who the Steelers say is their best candidate to compete with Pickett, is reportedly seeking a “fresh start” in free agency, according to insider reports.
In the unlikely event that Rudolph decides to go, Tannehill’s relationship with Smith may bring him to Pittsburgh. Tannehill won Comeback Player of the Year and the Titans battled their way to the AFC Championship while they were together in Tennessee.
Tannehill went 39–24 as a starter in Tennessee, throwing 40 interceptions and 93 touchdowns.