Ben Roethlisberger might be firmly entrenched as the starter in Pittsburgh, but the depth behind him is quite underwhelming. Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch comprise the current list, with Dennis Dixon a possibility to return once a CBA is attained and free agency begins.
That said, there are several quarterbacks who will be available late in this year's draft and could eventually be groomed to be a fine backup for the Steelers' stellar starter.
With Roethlisberger's backyard style of play, it is essential that the Steelers have a good, useful No. 2 man just in case he can't make it through the regular season unscathed.