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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a quarterback game ahead of the 2022 season and the team should bring in left tackle Eric Fisher to protect him.
At the end of their 2021 season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement from the NFL. That meant the team that started him for most of his 18-year career had to find his replacement. They added a free agent in the form of Mitchell Trubisky and used their choice in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on Kenny Pickett.
Now the duo and Mason Rudolph are expected to have a competition in training camp to see who will be the Week 1 starter for Pittsburgh’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. One way the Steelers could help whoever the starter is is to bring in a solid blindside tackle. Fortunately for them, Eric Fisher is still a free agent.
The Steelers should sign offensive tackle Eric Fisher
Fisher is the former overall first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent most of his career with the team, where he came to the Pro Bowl in 2018 and 2020 and was part of the team’s Super Bowl 54-winning team.
His tenure with the Chiefs reached its end after the 2020 season. In the AFC Championship Game that year, Fisher suffered a torn Achilles against the Buffalo Bills. That forced him to miss Super Bowl 55, where Kansas City’s offensive line was pressed at will by the defense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fisher was released from his contract after the season.
Last season, Fisher signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. Fisher played in 15 games throughout the campaign, allowing seven sacks and being penalized eight times, per. Pro Football Focus.
The relationship between the Steelers and Fisher has been going on ever since ESPN’s Bill Barnwell predicted the two would merge.
No matter who the starting quarterback is for Pittsburgh this season, it would be a smart decision by the team to bring a consistently good blindside tackle into Fisher.