Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones said his main goal is to simply
gain an understanding of the team's offense and not one day replace
QB Ben Roethlisberger as the team's starting quarterback. "I have
no idea," Jones said. "You might want to talk to the coaches or Mr.
Rooney on that one, what they want to do. I'm just here to learn
football. They give me an opportunity to come play." General
manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin insist the team did
not draft Jones as the quarterback of the future but to provide a
youth movement at the position.
Huddle Up: After relying on the aging Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich as
backups in recent seasons, the Steelers drafted Jones in the fourth
round and signed 6-year vet Bruce Gradkowski in free agency, giving
them some relatively youthful options when Big Ben invariably misses
a start or 2.
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