The Pittsburgh Steelers are on thin ice with their depth at quarterback. Ben Roethlisberger is set to start vs. the Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the AFC Playoffs, but while nursing a sore shoulder the team seems confident in Roethlisberger's chances of playing well as they have marked Mike Vick inactive for the game.
If Roethlisberger were to leave due to injury, Landry Jones would take over at quarterback, but with Mike Vick inactive their emergency quarterback is now tight end Heath Miller. Some might consider this move playing with fire at the most important position on the football field, but the team has decided to roll with just two quarterbacks for the big playoff game.
Inactives for @Steelers: QB Vick, CB Grant, RB DWilliams, FB WJohnson, T Stingily, WR ABrown, DE Walton— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) January 17, 2016
The rest of the team's inactive list consists of Doran Grant, DeAngelo Williams, Will Johnson, Antonio Brown and L.T. Walton.
Will Johnson not being dressed with a hamstring injury leaves the team with no active fullback heading into the game as Roosevelt Nix was placed on injured reserve prior to the Week 17 game due to a foot injury which required surgery.
The Steelers and Broncos game will kickoff at 4:40 p.m. EDT on CBS.