Hello all, been a long time reader and I decided to finally get in here with the rest of my Steeler addicts. With the pleasantries aside, I enjoyed the article Ron Cook wrote this morning about Charlie Batch but found the following quote made by Batch particularly interesting.
Comment: "Maybe they weren't happy with what they had behind Ben and Bruce. That could be. But ultimately, I think this isn't about replacing me. Big picture, maybe they're thinking, 'Can we develop Landry Jones to be the starter? Maybe two years from now, he could be our guy for the next 10 years.' We don't know. But with the contracts for quarterbacks these days, he'd certainly be a heck of a lot cheaper than Ben at age 34 or 35 or 36."
My biggest fear is that the team will not want to pay the type of money they will need to extend Big Ben. If that is the case I am not comfortable with the future QB being a 4th round wait a few years and see as opposed to drafting truly elite college QB who can start right away or maybe sit for 1 year max.