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Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers found out just how scary things can get when a quarterback depth chart is on the older side. Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich couldn't hold down the fort when Ben Roethlisberger was injured.
As a result, Roethlisberger came back earlier than he should have and wasn't the same quarterback. Pittsburgh, a strong contender before his injury, fizzled and finished 8-8 and in very sorry shape.
Enter Landry Jones, fourth-round selection of the Steelers and former highly-touted prospect from Oklahoma. Jones will be the backup quarterback within a year.
He could be more too.
Should anything end Roethlisberger's career prematurely, Jones will be the next starter. Even if his career runs its normal course, he won't play as long as some other guys because of how much of a beating he's taken and continues to take.
When the time comes, Jones will be ready.