Reports are coming in this Tuesday morning that the Steelers are to meet with former quarterback to the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles and most recently the New York Jets, Michael Vick, will be meeting with the Steelers soon, possibly to discuss signing Vick to backup Ben Roethlisberger.
Former Jets' QB Michael Vick is on his way to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers, league source told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2015
This came about because of yet another injury to the Steelers' most recent second string quarterback, Bruce Gradkowski, who recovered from being on the PUP list last week, only to suffer another serious injury during his first preseason appearance on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field.
Here's one reason Michael Vick is headed to Pittsburgh: Bruce Gradkowski dislocated his left finger and is having surgery today, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2015
Landry Jones had what was undoubtedly his best performance of the 2015 preseason on Sunday, but is still not an obvious choice as the immediate player you would want in the game should Ben Roethlisberger ever suffer an injury.
Should Vick be signed, he would bring years of experience in the league as a quarterback who has led multiple teams to the playoffs and could be a viable option to replace Roethlisberger for a short term fix should he ever get injured. The last time the Steelers faced Vick, he helped the New York Jets upset the Steelers last season.
Stay with BTSC as we continue to keep Steeler nation up to date with what the front office does in this situation.