- The Packers signed Aaron Rodgers to a four-year, $200 million deal on Tuesday
- Now, Steelers fans are wondering what their future holds at the QB position
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The Aaron Rodgers sweepstakes has been wide open this offseason, with a number of teams vying to land the reigning NFL MVP.
Adding Rodgers makes any team an immediate Super Bowl contender and it seemed that his decision was set to come down to four teams. Those organizations were the Packers, Steelers, Broncos, and Titans.
On Tuesday, the All-Pro signal caller made up his mind. He opted to return to Green Bay, spurning the advances of Pittsburgh, Denver, and Tennessee.
Rodgers signed a massive four-year, $200 million deal with $150 million being guaranteed money. The contract easily makes him the highest paid passer in the league while also solidifying his status in Green Bay for the immediate future.
At 38 years old, this could be the deal that keeps Rodgers with the Packers for the remainder of his career.
While Green Bay is ecstatic to bring the talented passer back, others are left wondering where to go from here.
Pittsburgh Steelers React To Aaron Rodgers Signing
The Steelers were one team thought to have a legitimate chance at landing Rodgers. Now that they’ve missed out, they’ll need to make a decision on their future.
There are options.
They could go after another free agent on the market or opt to make a trade this offseason. Players like Jimmy Garoppolo and Mitchell Trubisky have been in the news as players seeking new destinations.
They could also stick with Mason Rudolph, who’s 5-4-1 as a starter in three seasons with the Steelers. If that happens, Pittsburgh is almost assured to select a quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Steelers fans were quick to react to the Rodgers news.
*Rodgers resigns in Green Bay*
Steelers fans now at Mitch Trubisky's house pic.twitter.com/R4Yoy0EBTB
— Andrew Russell (@PFF_AndrewR) March 8, 2022
Gee, not going to Steelers will break so many hearts https://t.co/xjCtpSX6Gp
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) March 8, 2022
Everyone is focusing on Aaron Rodgers, Mitch Trubisky, and Jimmy G.. but they should focus on this guy for the #Steelers https://t.co/pO2mdTX9Wt
— SteelerNation (@SteeIerNation) March 8, 2022
2nd Change guy it is #Steelers https://t.co/9SBxFFYDBo pic.twitter.com/txyebh6r4p
— Tone Digs (@ToneDigz) March 8, 2022
Speculation Swirling That Jameis Winston Could Be Target For Steelers: #Steelers #NFL https://t.co/qrilzKRtgh pic.twitter.com/EtRQPARwow
— Steelers Depot 7⃣ (@Steelersdepot) March 8, 2022
Whole lot of Broncos and Steelers fans now talking themselves into Jordan Love and Mitch today.
— Toxic Honcho (@MostestShady) March 8, 2022
Realistic Steelers QB power rankings:
8) Teddy/any other shitty bridge QB
— Mitch Trubisky truther (@BucsTankSzn) March 8, 2022
you know, if the Steelers *really* want a Green Bay quarterback, there's still probably one available….
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) March 8, 2022
Pittsburgh was just put on flood watch for all the tears being shed that Rodgers isn't coming to the Steelers (never was).
— Josh Carney (@ByJoshCarney) March 8, 2022
But … but … but … the Steelers were going to offer Rodgers a lifetime supply of Primanti Brothers.
— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) March 8, 2022
One month without the Steelers having a franchise QB and I’m talking about tiny hands and potentially settling on Mitch Trubisky.
This has made me really feel for fans of teams that never escape QB purgatory.
— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) March 3, 2022
Lol Steelers gonna waste the next 6 years looking for a QB https://t.co/SbT1RiZwxk
— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) March 8, 2022
Not what I think will happen, but best QB landing spots (imo)
– Jameis Winston: Broncos
– Mitchell Trubisky: Giants
– Marcus Mariota: Commanders
– Jordan Love: Saints
– Teddy Bridgewater: Panthers
And a rookie for fun
– Malik Willis: Steelers
What say you?
— Michael F. Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) March 8, 2022