Unless some great QB is there at our draft slot I wouldn't take a QB at this time. Why pay a QB all that money that will sit the bench until his next contract ? I would wait two more seasons and then pick the qb of the future.
I did say earlier that picking a qb the second or first round this draft for a backup role if the guy shows sometype of arm and has more brains than happy legs. I take that back now about making him a first round because I forgot about the money that is involved with that pick and as I mentioned above, " why pay him to sit the bench and then need to sign him to a larger contract when, you really won't know what he is like because Ben being the man at the time. "
I think it's certainly a fail. I mean how hard is it to develop a capable young back up QB? We don't need another Ben on the bench, just a guy who can manage a game...not beat us and make a few throws within the context of a short ball, 3 step system. Instead we have old guys...one with a wind up you can time with a sun dial...and the other who takes metamucil in his gatorade. I mean really?
Many teams, Jaguars, Bills, Miami, Jets have backup quarterbacks starting, so how would it be easy to groom a quarterback that isn't even good enough to earn a starting position on teams with "backups" as starters?
Having a capable backup is a luxury that teams can't afford in the salary cap era and the Steelers probably have two of the most capable backups on their roster. Unfortunately, one is now injured and the Steelers will have to use their 3rd string quarterback.
What we need to draft for NOW is a quality back up who can come into a game and perform not the future starter. That is something that is easier to find because of Haley's offense.
The future starter for Ben needs to be found in about 2-3 years and hopefully it doesn't take another 20+ years like it did between Bradshaw and Ben. The reality is we need to plan to have a losing season in 2-3 years so we are in positon to get our next starting QB.