July 16, 2024

Breaking News:  Kenny Pickett Leaving Pittsburgh Steelers For Detroit Lions  Decision Made Today…

I have observed and covered Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks from Terry Bradshaw, Bubby Brister, Neil O’Donnell, Kordell Stewart, Tommy Maddox, Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Mason Rudolph, Mitch Trubisky, and the ill-fated Kenny “midnight train to Georgia, oops, I meant Philly” and now the Steelers’ QB room, Russell Wilson, Justin Fields, and Kyle Allen. All of the quarterbacks mentioned above except two have one thing in common. To my knowledge, none of them except two: Kordell Stewart and Justin Fields. None of the others have been seriously considered to fill the role of a punt or kickoff returner.

From the beginning of his career, Stewart was considered a “hybrid” all-purpose back and not a pure quarterback because of his speed and elusiveness.   Justin Fields has been mentioned as being considered as a kickoff and punt returner.

Kyle Sullivan recently reported on www.cbssports.com that: “During an appearance on Cam Heyward’s podcast, fellow Steelers teammate Jaylen Warren revealed that Pittsburgh special teams coordinator Danny Smith has mulled the idea of making quarterback Justin Fields a potential returner.

‘I would, I think it’s pretty cool. As soon as you touch the ball that’s when everything starts to happen,’ Warren said of the rule change and whether or not he’d want to take part in the return game. ‘Our special teams coordinator was talking about Justin Fields being back there. … We looked at him like, ‘Justin Fields is about to be back there?’”

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