After four preseason performances and reports from camp, should the Steelers stick with their 2nd fourth round selection or watch the waiver wire for another developmental QB (or a veteran upgrade)? I ask this because now is the time to face reality and make the switch if the team missed the mark in its pre-draft evaluation of Landry Jones. QBs who may be far more prepared to guide the Pittsburgh Steelers this year (should disasters occur) will likely be cut today or tomorrow due to the numbers crunch as 32 teams squeeze their personnel needs into 53 players.
Regardless how we rate Jones's performances to date, I assume the team will want to proceed from this point forward with a player whose physical skills, mental skills, and performances in camp and preseason reveal they 'have what it takes' to be a winner in the NFL. Otherwise, the team would squander valuable lessons and experience on the wrong 'pipeline' QB throughout the pending season and next year's camp. If they want immediate potentials for QB leadership the question is moot--proven veterans ala Charlie Batch should also be soon available.
Here are several QBs reportedly on roster bubbles depending on whether their teams keep 2 or 3 QBs (The names in bold are players I think would look GREAT in black & gold...just sayin'). Interestingly, Zac Dysert was a name most often linked to the Steelers before the 2013 draft, and Tyler Wilson may be the QB the team actually wanted before his selection by the Raiders in the fourth round possibly caused Colbert and Tomlin to tab Jones as their pipeline QB.
1. Case Keenum, Texans. 2. Matt Leinhart, Bills 3. Jimmy Clausen, Panthers 4. Trent Edwards, Bears 5. Alex Tanney, Cowboys . 6. Zac Dysert, Broncos 7. BJ Coleman, Packers 8. Chandler Hamish, Colts 9. Mike Scott, Matt Kafta, Jaqs. 10. Tyler Wilson, Raiders.