Undoubtedly the biggest surprise of the Pittsburgh Steelers roster cuts on Saturday was the release of Landry Jones. While it is clear his talent had been maxed out some years ago, the inexperience of Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph seemed to suggest his job was safe this offseason.
As it turns out, the coaching staff were sufficiently impressed by the preseason performances of the two younger quarterbacks on the roster to believe they could live without the veteran experience of Jones after all.
The release of the backup quarterback who has been a frustration to a section of the fan base since he was drafted will please many within Steeler Nation, but it leaves a big question about who will assume the No.2 role now he is gone. Although some might consider Dobbs the natural successor, given his play in the preseason and his relative experience in the offense, it is not a forgone conclusion the coaching staff see it that way.
Assuming Dobbs does start the year as the backup, there is also no guarantee it will be a job he keeps for the entire season either and the battle between the two young signal callers should be one to keep an eye as the year progresses.
For those fans just happy to see Jones finally off the roster, that will be a concern for another day, but who do you think should win role and why?