Steelers don’t rule out drafting a quarterback in the first round

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert didn’t rule out the possibility of drafting a quarterback in the first round of April’s NFL draft.

For the first time since they drafted Ben Roethlisberger in 2004, Colbert would not rule out drafting a quarterback in the first round. “We won’t close the door on any position in any round. We can’t … Once we get into free agency and the draft, I don’t see any position that’s off limits.”

The Steelers could be open to looking for Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement.  Not that they’re going to get rid of him now.  But they might be thinking of drafting someone to learn behind Ben for the next few years.