Opinion: Pittsburgh Steelers should tank the rest of the season

Joey Bova, Video Editor, Deputy Social Media Editor

The Steelers are off to an 0-2 start and are not looking too hot.

Both our starting QB and RB got hurt and did not come back to play in the game.

We lost horrifically to the Patriots in Week 1, and just recently lost to the Seahawks in Week 2.

Our heroic leader Big Ben Worthlessberger… sorry Roethlisberger, injured his shoulder and got an MRI to determine whether surgery is needed or not.

On September 16, 2019, Coach Mike Tomlin reported that after Ben’s MRI it was determined he would need surgery on his right elbow.

Ben is out for the season, and back-up Mason Rudolph will start the rest of the season.

The PA kid James Connor left the game with a knee injury and was being evaluated by the team’s medical staff.

Mason Rudolph went off in his 2019 season debut, but we don’t have a back-up to my knowledge after giving Jacksonville Joshua Dobbs for a late 2020 draft pick.

The five-step plan to achieve a good pick in next year’s draft and get a good back-up for Rudolph is as follows.

1.) Start Mason Rudolph for the rest of the season while Ben recovers.

2.) Tank the rest of the season to acquire a top-three draft pick.

3.) Once a top-three pick is acquired, draft either Trevor Lawrence from Clemson or Jalen Hurts from Oklahoma.

4.) Make Ben look like a hero and retire.

5.) Start Mason Rudolph in 2020 season and have said draftee be back-up and build around the new era of Steelers football.

I believe if said steps above are acted upon, the Steelers could potentially become a better playoff contender within a couple of years.