Steelers GM: Ben Roethlisberger expected to return next season
February 16, 2017 2:20 PM
By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Steelers would like to re-sign backup quarterback Landry Jones, but it doesn’t sound as though they intend to start looking just yet for another quarterback who could eventually be Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement.
General manager Kevin Colbert said he and the rest of the organization are planning on Roethlisberger returning next season, despite the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback saying he will take time to evaluate if he wants to keep playing.
“We’d like to have Landry stay in the mix,” Colbert said. “Will we add a guy? Absolutely. When? It’s hard to say. Sooner or later we will have to address that.”
Colbert, though, said organizations that have been successful with quarterback transitions have already had the replacement on the roster, citing the San Francisco 49ers with Joe Montana and Steve Young and the Green Bay Packers with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.
“You should have a successful quarterback plan in place,” Colbert said.
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