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Steelers QB Russell Wilson says Justin Fields would ‘strike fear in defenses’

Job one for the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason was to upgrade the quarterback room. They did so by cutting loose all three quarterbacks from last season, including former first-round pick Kenny Pickett, and bringing in Russell Wilson and Justin Fields.

However, having two quarterbacks, particularly with such different skill sets, could present a challenge for the coaches. But the team hopes it presents even more problems for opposing defenses.

Wilson talked to the media on Wednesday, and while he maintained he will be the starting quarterback this season, he welcomed the idea of having packages that incorporate Fields into the game plan.

“It would strike fear in defenses,” Wilson said.

Fields, on the other hand, has stated that this is a competition for the starting job and he goes to practice every day with that mindset. He wants to be more than a gadget player as he works to earn his next contract.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire