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May 30, 2024  (10:16)
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Longtime NFL Reporter Discusses Steelers' QB Battle on "Up and Adams" Podcast

During a recent episode of the "Up and Adams" podcast, NFL reporter James Palmer delved into the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback competition between newcomers Justin Fields and Russell Wilson. Palmer acknowledged that Fields faces an uphill battle to secure the starting role by Week 1 of the regular season but emphasized the young quarterback's potential to take over at some point during the campaign.
"Justin Fields has a real shot at winning the starting job," Palmer asserted. "While it may not happen by Week 1, I believe he could still seize the role later in the season if circumstances dictate."
Palmer speculated on the dynamics influencing the decision, noting the influence of offensive coordinator Arthur Smith and head coach Mike Tomlin's considerations in determining the starter. Reflecting on Wilson's tenure with the Seattle Seahawks and recent stint with the Denver Broncos, Palmer highlighted the veteran quarterback's career stats before his move to Pittsburgh and contrasted it with Fields' potential to elevate the Steelers' offense.
Fields, who arrived via trade from the Chicago Bears, brings a diverse skill set that includes both passing prowess and dynamic rushing ability. Despite his relatively brief NFL career, Fields has shown promise and continues to refine his craft during Steelers' organized team activities.
As the Steelers prepare for the upcoming season, the quarterback battle remains a focal point, with Palmer's insights shedding light on the evolving competition between Fields and Wilson in Pittsburgh.
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