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Better landing spot for QBs: Pittsburgh or Denver?

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With the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger in the final year of his contract, and the Broncos' Teddy Bridgewater set to become a free agent after this season, Yahoo Sports' Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski debate whether Pittsburgh or Denver is a better offseason landing spot for quarterbacks.

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SCOTT PIANOWSKI: Some quarterback right now-- you know, I don't know if it's a free agent, I don't know if they'll end up drafting somebody. It's not a good quarterback draft, as we know-- is going to get to throw to Diontae Johnson, presumably Chase Claypool. We'll see if JuJu, what his status is.

Freiermuth looks like a decent prospect of somebody who's been really effective in the red zone, even without coming up with that catch at Minnesota. That was a tough catch. I wouldn't even call that a drop. I'm curious if they scored it as such. But he's a good player.

ANDY BEHRENS: Oh, no. I mean, he got hit. It was ripped away. Right, like, that certainly shouldn't go. It would have been a heroic, absolutely heroic catch.

SCOTT PIANOWSKI: Yeah, yeah. I would agree with that. So this is a place-- this is a-- you can win here. You can succeed here.

I don't know if Matt Canada is the right guy for the job. I think he's been kind of an odd fit. I don't always like that the Steelers have a certain affinity for certain screens that are easily telegraphed and they seem to get blown up a lot. I think Najee Harris left a lot on the table. Again, I blame that more maybe to the play calling but--

ANDY BEHRENS: I will say, as you were walking through their receivers, you know, Najee has been a very effective receiver for that team and he actually leads-- he leads all running backs in missed tackles on receptions by like a mile. Entered the week, actually, leading everyone in missed tackles.

Gets almost no credit for that because he's still been a pretty inefficient back. Obviously, there's offensive line trouble. He gets met in the backfield all the time. But he's been much slipperier than most people give him credit for.

SCOTT PIANOWSKI: I'm really curious to see who the next Steelers quarterback is. Do they make a play for Minshew? Is there another free agent in play? Could they whisper the right things to Aaron Rodgers? I don't know.

ANDY BEHRENS: Man, Minshew could get fun there. I mean, obviously, anybody who lands there could get fun. And if it's one of the actual elite quarterbacks, look out. Although--

SCOTT PIANOWSKI: Russell Wilson.

ANDY BEHRENS: Yeah, I don't-- like, is Russell Wilson going to find-- Russell Wilson isn't going to find two better receivers than he has right now, but he might find a more interesting offense overall.

SCOTT PIANOWSKI: That's a good-- that's an interesting choice. Would you rather have-- would you rather be working with Seattle's offensive talent or Pittsburgh's offensive talent going forward? I mean, maybe with the case of Wilson, maybe just it's just time for him and Seattle just to go separate ways.

But who's better, or if you're Aaron Rodgers, right, you said, OK-- let's just play a fun parlor game. OK, you can go to all the pieces they have in Denver or all the pieces they have in Pittsburgh, where would you rather go?

ANDY BEHRENS: Oh, that's actually a really good question. It's probably-- man, that's a really good question. I know I've got the running game in Denver. You've got the running game in Pittsburgh too. Man, I think it might be Denver. It's close. It's really close.

SCOTT PIANOWSKI: It's like the talent's a little bit better in Denver, but the stability, the fact that Pittsburgh's only had, what, those three coaches for the longest time. They have really strong ownership. I feel like there might be more-- I don't know. You're just going to something that feels like it has a better floor in Pittsburgh, there's just a better infrastructure there.

I don't know what the coaching situation is going to be with Fangio, but Denver's got so much talent. Their receivers. I feel like Denver's maybe a little bit deeper with their receiver talent. It's really close though. I don't think there's an obvious answer here. I kind of have to think about it too.