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Father time seems to have finally claimed Charlie Batch, who's been with Pittsburgh since coming over from the Detroit Lions in 2002. Batch needs to be kept with the organization somehow as a quarterbacks coach or as an offensive assistant of some sort.
His on-field career, however, needs to be brought to a close.
Byron Leftwich, the team's other backup, is far too injury-prone and ineffective with his long release to be kept around for another campaign. Todd Haley's offense is based on a quick release. Leftwich winds up to throw in the same fashion as a baseball pitcher.
The other consideration must be Ben Roethlisberger. The team's elite signal-caller rarely plays a full season and is now in his 30's. His punishing style of play doesn't lend itself to a long career.
It wouldn't be the worst idea to get someone in the middle rounds that can be developed just in case Roethlisberger doesn't play until his 40's.
Oklahoma's Landry Jones would be an interesting option if he falls down the draft board to the fourth or fifth round. He needs some work, but could certainly develop into a good starter with some time.