Barring injury, the and are almost certainly locked into their current quarterback situations through the rest of 2021. has been pa sable in his first full audition for long-term QB1 duties in Philadelphia, and has similarly been serviceable in what could be his final season in Pittsburgh. But what if these two Pennsylvania teams and QB situations are destined to intertwine in 2022? A lot can change between now and the offseason, but it's not hard to envision a scenario in which Hurts could make sense as the Steelers' next signal-caller.Is this random and oddly specific? Perhaps. But that doesn't mean the po sibility doesn't hold merit. The last few offseasons have taught us that big-name QB Derek Dorsett Men Jersey movement is increasingly plausible. And the Eagles and Steelers just happen to be approaching a cro sroads at the position.Let's start with Philly. The Eagles signaled a willingne s to build around Hurts, their 2020 second-round pick, by skipping over top 2021 QB prospects after dealing . But "their commitment to him beyond this season is not steadfast," . For one, Hurts has yet to prove he's actually improving as a consistent , even as his legs and leadership have sold select coaches and fans. And the Eagles, perhaps more than any team, value a progre sive, pa s-first offense. They have a history of Ryan Miller Jersey making luxury moves at QB as a result, and with tons of 2022 ammo (including potentially three first-round picks), they probably need Hurts to explode down the stretch to stop them from looking elsewhere. That might not be fair to Hurts, but it's reality.As for the Steelers? It's darn near a foregone conclusion that 2021 will be Roethlisberger's last season in Pittsburgh. While he's been a decent-enough shepherd of a scrappy contender thus far, he'll be a 40-year-old free agent in 2022, and injuries have nagged him regularly for years now. Former third-rounder is under contract through 2022 but is hardly guaranteed QB1 duties. The Steelers, meanwhile, may not have the ammo to draft a top 2022 prospect or the gusto to mortgage the future for someone like or . Best of all, Hurts is exactly the kind Tyler Myers Jersey of QB they could use: young, mobile and tough -- basically as accurate as present-day Roethlisberger, but with the athleticism to accentuate their control-the-clock, defensively led strategy. Pick Six Newsletter Crafted By The Best NFL Experts Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings. I agree to receive the "Pick Six Newsletter" and marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers), and other information from CBS Sports and the Paramount family of companies. By pre sing sign up, I confirm that I have read and agree to the . Bo Horvat Kids Jersey Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox. Sorry! There was an error proce sing your subscription. Pittsburgh's defense is built to win now, and with Najee Harris and Pat Freiermuth emerging as young building blocks on offense, it's clear the Steelers still want to play old-school football, not so unlike the AFC-leading Titans. Imagine Hurts captaining them instead of Roethlisberger this year (and especially beyond this year), and while the pa sing ceiling isn't nece sarily much higher, the fit makes sense.So call it a win-win. The Eagles take a big swing on Ru s, a rookie or another better-armed pa ser, allowing Nick Sirianni his handpicked "guy," while recouping a pick -- maybe a conditional Day 2 selection -- for Hurts, as Roseman unofficially predicted back when he drafted the Oklahoma product. Hurts gets to move to the AFC for a better setup and potential starting gig, while sticks around as a capable No. Troy Stecher Men Jersey 2. The Steelers, meanwhile, give Ben a nice sendoff, then add Hurts for a summer competition with Rudolph, giving coordinator Matt Canada more flexibility before a QB rea se sment in 2023. Again, plenty can change from now until then. But don't be surprised, in the event each team's QB trajectories continue, if the Eagles and Steelers think about it.