The Pittsburgh Steelers are having a quarterback battle ahead of the 2022 season, and the team should bring left tackle Eric Fisher in to protect him.

At the conclusion of their 2021 season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement from the NFL. That meant the team that started him for the majority of his 18-year career had to find his replacement. They added a free agent in the form of Mitchell Trubisky and used their first-round selection in 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 out whoever the starter is is to bring in a solid blindside tackle. Luckily for them, Eric Fisher is still a free agent.

Steelers should sign offensive tackle Eric Fisher

Fisher is the former first-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent the majority of his career with the team, where he made it 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 pressured at will by the defense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fisher was released from his contract after the season.

This past season, Fisher signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. Fisher played in 15 games throughout the campaign, where he allowed seven sacks and was penalized eight times, per Pro Football Focus.

The links between the Steelers and Fisher have happened ever since ESPN’s Bill Barnwell predicted the two to join forces.

Whoever the starting quarterback is for Pittsburgh this season, it would be a smart decision by the team to bring in a consistently good blindside tackle in Fisher.

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