Miami QB Brad Kaaya Likely Headed To Pittsburgh For Pre-Draft Visit

It looks like former Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is on his way to having a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

As you can see in the picture below that Kaaya posted on his Snapchat account, he’s flying from Indianapolis to Chicago and from there to Pittsburgh.

Kaaya was in Indianapolis for a combine medical re-check that was likely related to a turf toe injury that he suffered last season. That toe issue was the reason he didn’t run the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine.

“I’m good to go,’’ Kaaya said a few weeks ago after participating in his pro day. “That’s what I have to go back for another medical recheck for. It didn’t affect how I throw the ball. That’s where I’ve improved the most, my footwork. It didn’t affect that.’’

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert attended the Miami pro day again this year and it appears Kaaya is one of a few quarterbacks the team is considering drafting this year.

(h/t scooper @alexramirez2643)

UPDATE: Kaaya is now in Pittsburgh

2017 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Miami QB Brad Kaaya

  • Wayne’O

    I wouldn’t mind taking a QB in the 4th round. Dak went to the Cowboys in the 4th last year. Ya never know?

  • eric

    as small as it is, i was impressed that Kaaya referenced Mr. Rooney’s passing right after it was announced yesterday.

  • Steelers12

    this kid ain’t no Dak

  • Steelers12

    Jerod Evans is the only QB steelers should take in this draft if they draft one and that’s only because of his potential and it would be of value in 5th or 6th round

  • george

    What about Dobbs if we could get him on the 4th?

  • Boots

    The best thing I could possibly say about drafting one of these bums is the only roster spot that would be taken is Mettenberger’s!

  • Steelers12

    i wouldn’t because i dont really see a franchise changing QB in this draft but next year draft is loaded

  • PaeperCup

    He could just be sightseeing.

  • Spencer Krick

    Not so sure the goal is to find the next franchise guy this year. They might be looking for an upgrade over Landry/Otherberger.

    Still, I think Evans has a higher ceiling than Kaaya does.

  • Ace

    Pretty close statistically though. Almost same yardage, td’s, comp %, YPA, INT.

  • Boots

    If he sees the sights like he sees coverages I hope he’s got a tour guide

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Call me a negative nancy, but you don’t think a trip to Pittsburgh in his near future had something to do with that? Probably wanted to make a good impression on the organization.

  • eric

    No, considering the number of times he’s already met with them he’s had the opportunity to ‘make good.’ I think it was genuine.

  • Wayne’O

    The point is nobody sees it coming? He’s no Dak? Nobody knew Dak was going to be Dak?

  • Applebite

    (62.0 completion pct, 3,532 yards, 27 TD, seven INT)

  • Steelers12

    I see your point but with ben thinking retirement i think we neee to upgrade defense for title run

  • Steelers12

    He doesn’t have the poise

  • Steelers12

    Actually a lot of people thought he was gonna be good qb

  • Boots

    Landry Jones 2012 – 66.1 completions pct, 4267 yards, 30 TDs, 11 INT.

  • capehouse

    Poise was one of Dak’s weaknesses going into the draft

  • Applebite

    A 5th year senior to boot.

  • Steelers12

    Not to those who watched him play, he always had a calmness to him

  • AndyR34

    I see what you did there. 😂

  • Darth Blount 47

    I was kinda hoping he’d get hung up in traffic for hours on the Parkway and just decide that it wasn’t worth it…

  • Ike Evans

    In a spread offense…kaaya is coming out of a pro style offense

  • Ike Evans

    Jerod Evans? Shoulda went back to tech

  • Ike Evans

    How doesnt he have poise?

  • Steelers12

    yes he should of but he has the tools to be successful in 4 years

  • Steelers12

    i live in VA and get a lot off ACC games and this dude panics and leave the pocket often and early, has limited arm strength and is limited athletically wise

  • Ike Evans

    I dont see it….its a reason isiah became known for makin ridiculously hard catches regularly…….cuz jerod isnt that accurate. Not sure that can be fixed

  • Ike Evans

    Im a miami fan and watched every throw he ever made. Hes never had a line…not ever….not even once ….hes gotten killed since his freshman year…every game…and not only was there no line but golden ran an offense with 5 and 7 step drops to make it worse….poise my ass….nobody outside of goff took more hits in the pocket then kaaya with 0 support from their offense to adjust.

  • Boots

    I’m just saying stats in college football, especially at qb, rarely tell a whole story transitioning to the NFL. I live in Florida and have seen this kid play enough to know I’d rather use the draft pick in another way.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    The one thing I like about Kaaya is he is only 21. Still really young and has the possibility of being developed into something good but I still would rather have Mahomes but I am warming up to Kaaya in the mid rounds

  • Steelers12

    So u would draft him

  • Steelers12

    His accuracy isn’t that bad

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Got a feeling this will be the guy. Don’t know much about him. Don’t really care for any qb in this draft. Probably will use one of our 3rds on him.

  • Michael James

    I seriously don’t understand it. They want to find a successor for Ben, don’t they? There is no need for another backup. But if you look at the tape of all those mid-round QB prospects, you see that the chances of them becoming a capable NFL starter are very very slim. So why waste a valuable third-round pick? Either take one in the first round or don’t take one at all. If you take a mid-round QB you’ll find a backup if you’re lucky, not your future franchise QB (Prescott and Brady are the obvious outliers compared to hundreds of busts in those rounds).

  • MattHat121

    As suggested on this site a few weeks ago, hopefully this is simply practice for Tomlin/ Colbert etc for when they really want to draft a QB next year.

  • Guest12

    You musy not watch many Miami games though, as a Canes fan I can tell you that isn’t the case. Like the last guy mentioned our line was not the best. Played as a true freshman and played very well. Doesn’t throw a lot of picks even though he went through 2 different systems in 3 seasons, which is another plus. He had to learn a playbook in the fly as a freshman and then just 2 seasons later had to learn a whole new playbook when the staff changed. He didn’t have trouble doing that both times. He needs a little work but we aren’t drafting him to play right now so he will have time to develop

  • Guest12

    Then why would every team that had a QB need last year pass him up for 4 rounds. Bet you he would have fell to the 5th or 6th if the Boys didn’t take him in the 4th. Heck, the Jets went after Bryce Petty in the 2nd and the Broncos traded back into the first to draft Lynch. Why did none of them go after Dak instead? Cause no one thought he would be what he was last season

  • Guest12

    Kaaya’s accuracy is really good though. Arm strength could be a little better but he will get a little stronger in an NFL weight room, but his accuracy is really good

  • Guest12

    Yea I do like Kaaya as a project but I just really think this is them catching up on doing homework on qbs and then next year is the really draft to go after a qb, or so they say it is

  • RickM

    My guess is that the Steelers have Prescott, Wilson and Cousins in their mind…and of course they had interest in Prescott last year which makes a middle-round success story more possible/real to them. But it’s the wrong year with such a weak QB class and Kaaya is not the guy.

  • Steelers12

    so you think he gonna be a better pro than Evans?

  • eric

    If you need to meet with a QB 4x as ‘practice’ the you probably shouldn’t be a GM or coach. The dry run test is a really bad excuse at this point

  • JesusChristTheGodMan .

    Its beginning to sound like wishful thinking on the part of those who are vehemently against taking a QB.

    I’m also about tired of hearing how next years QB class is loaded or we should wait until next year. I guarantee most of those pushing that idea can’t name a single QB coming out next year not named Sam Darnold (Not even considering he’d still have to choose to come out being he’s a RS Soph I believe). But if we are in win now mode and we ignore the position, are we going to be in range in the draft next year to even sniff Darnold? Most likely not, and in that case who ya got then? Mason Rudolph? Luke Falk? I don’t see this “loaded” class next year, and outside of Darnold it most likely will have less potential at the QB position than this year’s. While it isn’t top heavy with a supposed finished product like a Luck or a Ryan, it’s filled with potential to become a franchise QB, and I think Kaaya has the ability, “poise”, mentality, tougness, and leadership to develop.

  • David W Kohl

    I find it very funny that people watch a couple of games on TV and they have an opinion on Brad Kaaya. First off, he is the most NFL ready QB in this draft. While most of the QB’s in this draft playing in the shot gun with their basic package offense will be trying to pick up and learn the language, the check downs, the defensive reads under center, pocket presence taking the hits delivering the ball he already has been there done that not only in high school but the U . Pittsburg would not lose any sleep picking Brad in the 3rd or 4th round waiting for Ben to hang it up.

  • Terrible Towlie

    Mahomes will drop to us in rd 1

  • Terrible Towlie

    Mahomes that is all

  • Steelers12

    Nah not even him

  • Guest12

    I really dont Know, but I don’t know that any of these QBs will have a solid career. I see Kaaya as more lime a Charlie Batch. Rsal reliable backup QB.

  • Steelers12

    Ok gotcha