Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said this week that it’s not really a “three-man competition” to determine who will start at quarterback while Ben Roethlisberger is suspended.
“We know what all three men are capable of doing,” Tomlin said.
Just a guess, but we took that to mean Charlie Batch isn’t part of the competition. Tomlin also said he will know his quarterback pecking order before training camp starts, even if he doesn’t make the information public.
We didn’t know what that meant.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter thinks he has a clue. He said on NFL Live Friday that the job is Byron Leftwich’s to lose.
Leftwich ran with the first team at Pittsburgh’s recent minicamp. The team explained that by saying they wanted to get him back up to speed after spending last year in Tampa Bay.
Dennis Dixon played well in his one start last year, but Leftwich has more experience and the Steelers seem to like the leadership he brings to the team.