Monday Morning Hangover: Vick, Weeden and the NFL Grab Bag of Backup QBs

September 28, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Good news, Steelers fans! Ben Roethlisberger has an MCL sprain and a bone bruise! Reports say he will miss four to six weeks! All you have to do is hope Michael Vick still has enough video game power-ups in his inventory to scrape together a win or two in Big Ben's absence. With any luck, the Steelers will have about a 5-3 record and be within striking distance of the Bengals when the cavalry arrives! 
Wait, that's good news?
After watching Roethlisberger ride a cart off the field, looking like he had just coughed up all the ligaments in his knee: Yes, four to six weeks of Vick, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, is much better than 13 games of Vick. A little Vick goes a long way.
The Steelers are one of many teams, some of them preseason contenders, trying to survive an indeterminate period of time with a journeyman quarterback under center. Vick, a prudent late-camp pickup for a team that might have been tempted...

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