Terry Bradshaw offers take on Steelers rumored trade for Justin Fields

This offseason, it’s become a trend to ask ex-Pittsburgh Steelers who they think their former team should start at quarterback this year. They all seem to have different answers, but Terry Bradshaw is adamant.

Kenny Pickett.

Bradshaw doesn’t live under a rock and has heard all the unsubstantiated rumors that the Steelers are in the mix for Justin Fields. Let’s not forget that the Chicago Bears have been mum on their plans for him. Sure, they have the first pick of the 2024 NFL draft, but will they continue trying to fill it with a quarterback when they have one right under their nose that, reportedly, needy teams are clamoring for?

Nevertheless, being a Pickett supporter, Bradshaw thinks trading for Fields isn’t the way to go.

“I say trading for Justin Fields is a huge mistake,” Bradshaw said on The Rich Eisen Show. “You don’t need Fields.”

Instead, he suggests building up the third-year quarterback.

“Stay with what you’ve got. Just build Pickett up. Get him a receiver, get him an explosive tight end, give him another tackle, a guard. Have the ability to protect him. Give him guys on the outside. This is a passing league now. Give him people out there that can run and catch the football and that are smart. He’s fine. That’s their guy.”

That seems like a lot of needs to get Pickett on track so fans can take him more seriously as the potential future of the franchise. But there’s no question the Steelers plan to address the offensive line in this draft. Now all we have to do is hope they get it right.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire