Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Steelers Name Landry Jones as Backup for Big Ben

On Tuesday, the Steelers elevated former Sooner Landry Jones as the team's No.2 quarterback, while Michael Vick demoted to third string.

A week after throwing for 168 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's win over Arizona, Jones threw for 209 yards and a touchdown while committing three turnovers in the Steelers' 23-13 loss at Kansas City. Jones played in relief of Vick, who suffered a partially torn hamstring a week earlier against the Cardinals.

In two games this season, Jones has completed 24 of 41 passes for 377 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Vick, who went 1-1 as a starter after replacing an injured Roethlisberger in the second half of Pittsburgh's Week 3 win over the Rams, has completed 40 of 66 passes for 371 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Vick has also rushed for 99 yards on 20 carries thus far.

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While their stats are very similar, the Steelers' offense looked vastly improved with Jones under center. (24/7 Sports)

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