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You may not have liked Landry Jones, but you can’t say he wasn’t a class act

Landry Jones might not have been the best quarterback, but no one ever questioned how great a teammate he was.

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Landry Jones era seems to have come to its conclusion in Pittsburgh this weekend when the Steelers elected to keep Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph over the veteran backup to Ben Roethlisberger.

Not many people have fond memories of Jones’ tenure in the Steel City, but one thing Jones never did was make waves in any way. Sure, fans loved to bash on the preseason interceptions, and the ineptitude of his play when Roethlisberger was injured, but off the field Jones was nothing short of great.

When you hear teammates talk about Jones, there is nothing but praise coming from those who worked closely with him for all those seasons in Pittsburgh. However, if there was one story which would encapsulate how Jones was the consummate professional, and tremendous teammate, it would be this one.

During Monday’s media session Joshua Dobbs spoke about what his Saturday looked like as he awaited word on whether he made the team, was traded or possibly was just released. He spoke about going for a walk, getting a massage and then receiving a phone call from offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner around 3:40 p.m. telling him he made the team.

Then his phone rang again....

It was Landry Jones.

Say what you want about Jones, but there is no doubt Jones received a much different call from the Steelers organization before he picked up the phone to call Dobbs and give him his congratulations. Put yourself in his shoes and ask yourself how you would have handled the news.

Would you have made that call? I’m not so sure it would have even crossed my mind at the time.

Jones may not have been the best quarterback to ever wear the black-and-gold, but he certainly wasn’t the worst either. For what he lacked on the field, he certainly seemed to make up for as a great teammate, and an even better human being.