The Pittsburgh Steelers have aggressively evaluated draft-eligible quarterbacks in the past few years and will do so this year.
Ben Roethlisberger, 35, said in late January that he would evaluate his future during the offseason.
"We've been in that mentality," Mike Tomlin said. "Our experience in this business and the realities of this business put us in that mindset. [General manager] Kevin [Colbert] and I have spent special attention to that position over the last several years, if nothing else from a dry-run perspective, to gain the knowledge and the information necessary to make good decisions when we come to that fork in the road. Who's to say that we aren't there right now?"
The Steelers haven't selected a quarterback in the top three rounds of the draft since taking Roethlisberger 11th overall in 2004.