Pittsburgh Steelers Should Consider Drafting John Skelton

April 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The uncertainty surrounding the Ben Roethlisberger situation is a clear and present challenge for the Steelers.
While the Steelers are likely in no rush to move on without the superstar quarterback, they face the possibility of losing Roethlisberger to a suspension in the short-term. There is little they can do to mitigate this possibility.
If Roethlisberger is indicted, which seems like a real possibility, I’d be amazed if he isn’t suspended. And the threshold for bringing an indictment is very low.
If this happens, Dennis Dixon will likely be the guy in the short-term unless they opt to sign an older cast-off veteran to fill in temporarily.
The bigger concern is that Roethlisberger is likely down to his last strike with the Steelers. Even those inclined to offer him their full support in the current situation should realize he is likely one poor decision away from being an ex-Steeler great.
While the fan base and team should hope that poor de...

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