The Steelers are going through a QB situation right now.
The team is currently looking at a fifth quarterback on its roster.
One name they are not talking about is rookie Brandon Bernard.
This is not the first time Steelers QB coach Mike Tomlin has been linked to Bernard, and he has never officially been linked with the position.
The Steelers drafted Bernard with the eighth overall pick of the 2015 draft and were desperate for a quarterback.
After struggling mightily in his rookie year, Bernard got off to a great start in 2016, completing 69.1 percent of his passes with a league-best 18 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
He posted an 8-5 record and the Steelers went 6-2, their best start since the 1970 season.
Bernard was the quarterback of the future for the Steelers and the team was looking for his services when they traded for Ben Roethlisberger in February of 2017.
But after a slow start, Bernard was benched in favor of Matt Cassel and was eventually released a month later.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2017 season was a disaster.
They finished 10th in points allowed and 20th in yards per attempt and were picked to finish 8-8.
While Bernard’s time with the Steelers was good, he was far from the franchise quarterback the team envisioned when they drafted him.
After failing to reach the playoffs the past two years, the Steelers signed Roethisberger and drafted Paxton Lynch in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Bernard had been a hot commodity in free agency, but his lack of experience and injury issues left the Steelers wide open for any quarterback that could be selected in the draft.
With the Steelers likely not looking for a long-term answer at quarterback, Bernard’s chances of a big payday seem slim.
The NFL Salary Cap allows the Steelers to pay only the top five overall picks, so if Bernard doesn’t sign with the team in the next few weeks, he could find himself with less guaranteed money in the offseason than Roethiseau.
That doesn’t mean Bernard has a good shot at making the roster, though.
The biggest reason the Steelers could use a quarterback at this point is to find an upgrade at the wide receiver position.
With only three wide receivers on the roster at the moment, Bernard has been a good bet to get on the field.
Steelers WR Martavis Bryant, the franchise’s first-round pick in 2014, has struggled mightily as of late.
Bryant has only five receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown this season.
He’s averaging just 6.7 yards per catch, and his lacklustre numbers don’t bode well for his future with the organization.
Bryant also has a history of concussions, and it appears that his concussion history will likely cost him his opportunity to play in the NFL.
Bernard is not going to be able to find the open receiver spot anytime soon, but the Steelers have shown a willingness to take on the risk when it comes to signing players that have more potential than most.
If Bernard can improve his game and prove he can handle the rigors of the NFL game, he’s a player that should have an opportunity to make the team.
If not, the team could use another veteran to compete with the likes of Martavis and Bryant.
The holidays are here!
You’ll find the best holiday cheer in your social media feed and you can start your celebrations with a Halloween costume!
Here are some of the most common Halloween costumes for 2017.1.
The Spooky Halloween Costume2.
The Haunted Halloween Costume3.
The Zombie Halloween Costume4.
The Screaming Pumpkin Costume5.
The Creepy Halloween Costume6.
The Mummy Costume7.
The Horror Halloween Costume8.
The Black Halloween Costume9.
The Vampire Halloween Costume10.
The Snowman Halloween Costume11.
The Pumpkinhead Halloween Costume12.
The Witch Halloween Costume13.
The Cat Halloween Costume14.
The Skeleton Halloween Costume15.
The Fairy Halloween Costume16.
The Ghost Halloween Costume17.
The Dark Halloween Costume18.
The Scarecrow Halloween Costume19.
The Spiderman Halloween costume20.
The Penguin Halloween costume21.
The Clown Halloween costume22.
The Pirate Halloween costume23.
The Goblin Halloween costume24.
The Giant Halloween costume25.
The Gargoyle Halloween costume26.
The Devil Halloween costume27.
The Werewolf Halloween costume28.
The Beast Halloween costume29.
The Mermaid Halloween costume30.
The Unicorn Halloween costume31.
The Fox Halloween costume32.
The Goat Halloween costume33.
The Wolf Halloween costume34.
The Pig Halloween costume35.
The Crab Halloween costume36.
The Tiger Halloween costume37.
The Rabbit Halloween costume38.
The Mouse Halloween costume39.
The Rat Halloween costume40.
The Duck Halloween costume41.
The Owl Halloween costume42.
The Dog Halloween costume43.
The Chicken Halloween costume44.
The Bunny Halloween costume45.
The Monkey Halloween costume46.
The Snake Halloween costume47.
The Horse Halloween costume48.
The Bird Halloween costume49.
The Fish Halloween costume50.
The Squid Halloween costume51.
The Tree Halloween costume52.
The Squirrel Halloween costume53.
The Ant Hill Halloween costume54.
The Boogeyman Halloween costumes55.
The Snail Halloween costumes56.
The Wacky Halloween costumes57.
The Pudge Halloween costumes58.
The Bug Halloween costumes59.
The Toad Halloween costumes60.
The Bear Halloween costumes61.
The Turtle Halloween costumes62.
The Tortoise Halloween costumes63.
The Sea Turtle Halloween costume64.
The Gorilla Halloween costumes65.
The Cow Halloween costumes66.
The Elephant Halloween costumes67.
The Beaver Halloween costumes68.
The Donkey Halloween costumes69.
The Eagle Halloween costumes70.
The Deer Halloween costumes71.
The Lizard Halloween costumes72.
The Cactus Halloween costumes73.
The Cobra Halloween costumes74.
The Octopus Halloween costumes75.
The Cockroach Halloween costumes76.
The Slime Halloween costumes77.
The Eye of Sauron Halloween costumes78.
The Tentacle Halloween costumes79.
The Dragon Halloween costumes80.
The Flying Beetle Halloween costumes81.
The Hydra Halloween costumes82.
The Scorpion Halloween costumes83.
The Egg Halloween costumes84.
The Robot Halloween costumes85.
The Insect Halloween costumes86.
The Beehive Halloween costumes87.
The Jellyfish Halloween costumes88.
The Bee Halloween costumes89.
The Potato Halloween costumes90.
The Chia Halloween costumes91.
The Banana Halloween costumes92.
The Apple Halloween costumes93.
The Strawberry Halloween costumes94.
The Pink Halloween costumes95.
The Red Halloween costumes96.
The Orange Halloween costumes97.
The Blue Halloween costumes98.
The Green Halloween costumes99.
The Purple Halloween costumes100.
The Light Blue Halloween costume101.
The Silver Halloween costume102.
The Yellow Halloween costume103.
The Aqua Halloween costume104.
The Magenta Halloween costume105.
The Indigo Halloween costume106.
The Violet Halloween costume107.
The Cyan Halloween costume108.
The Grey Halloween costume109.
The Gray Halloween costume110.
The Deep Blue Halloween Halloween costume111.
The Fireworks Halloween costume112.
The Ice Cream Halloween costume113.
The Cake Halloween costume114.
The Chocolate Halloween costume115.
The Marshmallow Halloween costume116.
The Cupcake Halloween costume117.
The Popcorn Halloween costume118.
The Cornhole Halloween costume119.
The Cookie Halloween costume120.
The Cracker Halloween costume121.
The Dessert Halloween costume122.
The Doughnut Halloween costume123.
The Cherry Halloween costume124.
The Frosty Halloween costume125.
The Maple Halloween costume126.
The Strawberries Halloween costume127.
The Honey Nut Halloween costume128.
The Peach Halloween costume129.
The Yogurt Halloween costume130.
The Coconut Halloween costume131.
The Almond Halloween costume132.
The Mint Halloween costume133.
The Peanut Halloween costume134.
The Cream Halloween Halloween outfit135.
The Caramel Halloween costume136.
The Cinnamon Halloween costume137.
The White Halloween costume138.
The Lime Halloween costume139.
The Spice Halloween costume140.
The Raspberry Halloween costume141.
The Sugar Halloween costume142.
The Brown Halloween costume143.
The Grape Halloween costume144.
The Vanilla Halloween costume145.
The Lemon Halloween costume146.
The Apricot Halloween costume147.