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Landry Jones | Quarterback

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: Oklahoma
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Landry Jones completed 16-of-32 passes for 135 yards in the Steelers' Hall of Fame Game clash with the Vikings.
Jones' worst throw came on a well-run red-zone double-move by Sammie Coates, who got wide open but was badly overthrown by his quarterback. With that said, two of Jones' throws near the goal line in the second quarter should've been caught by intended targets Devin Gardner and Jesse James for touchdowns. Jones looks the part as a tall pocket passer, but gets frenetic under duress and his accuracy is erratic to be kind. He's in danger of not making the Steelers' 53, even as a former fourth-round pick with only injured Bruce Gradkowski between Jones and Ben Roethlisberger on the depth chart. Aug 9 - 10:12 PM

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Landry Jones may play the entire game in Sunday's preseason opener against the Vikings.

Jones has shown nothing through his first two NFL seasons, and the Steelers have decided this preseason is his moment of truth. "He has had his moments before, but none more definitive than this in this part of his career," QBs coach Randy Fichtner said. "He is getting a whole lot of work with (the 1s and 2s), and now is the time to let this all come together." Jones is in danger of losing No. 3 duties to Tajh Boyd.
Aug 8 - 1:13 PM

Third-year Steelers backup QB Landry Jones said Sunday "I have to figure out what style of quarterback I’m going to be."

Yeah, might want to figure that out. Jones has failed to put any pressure on journeyman backup Bruce Gradkowski through two NFL seasons, and is now feeling heat from Tajh Boyd for the Steelers' third-string job. Following OTAs, OC Todd Haley characterized Jones' practice performance as "a little up and down."
Jul 26 - 2:35 PM

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Landry Jones' accuracy "hasn't improved."

It's not a surprise. Jones has been scattershot going back to his days at Oklahoma. The 2013 fourth-rounder is battling Tajh Boyd for No. 3 duties, and could easily lose his spot on the Steelers' 53-man roster. Jones simply isn't an NFL-level talent.
Jun 4 - 3:26 PM

Landry Jones and Tajh Boyd are competing for the Steelers' No. 3 quarterback job.

Both players have been thoroughly terrible during their short careers. The Steelers have held onto former fourth-rounder Jones through two years, but he's been really bad both of his preseasons, completing 51.8 percent of his passes with a 2:4 TD:INT ratio. Boyd was a failed sixth-rounder of the Jets last year.
May 6 - 3:37 PM

Steelers 2013 fourth-round pick Landry Jones is struggling with accuracy for the second straight offseason.

Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jones' "passes are not finding their mark," and it's been an issue through five OTA practices after Jones managed a 45.5 completion rate last preseason. Jones is at least aware, conceding "probably some accuracy issues" have been his biggest downfall. Jones completed 66 percent of his passes as a senior at Oklahoma. "Yeah, but the windows were a lot bigger," he admitted. "Everything contracts; it’s a lot different here."
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 10:33:00 PM

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, rookie QB Landry Jones has "struggled" through two weeks of Steelers camp.

"I think we're going to find out a lot about where he is after Saturday night," said coach Mike Tomlin, referencing Pittsburgh's preseason opener. No details on Jones' struggles are available, but he's competing with John Parker Wilson to be the third-stringer and isn't putting heat on backup Bruce Gradkowski.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 01:15:00 PM

Steelers signed fourth-round QB Landry Jones to a four-year contract.

The maddeningly inconsistent Jones looked like a future first-round pick at times in college, but he sees ghosts in the pocket and crumbles under pressure. He'll be the No. 3 behind Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski as a rookie, but some think the Steelers will try to groom Jones as Big Ben's successor.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Former Steelers QB Charlie Batch thinks the team will try to groom Landry Jones to eventually replace Ben Roethlisberger.

"Maybe two years from now, he could be our guy for the next 10 years," Batch said. "We don't know. But with the contracts for quarterbacks these days, he'd certainly be a heck of a lot cheaper than Ben at age 34 or 35 or 36." It's a bit of a reach to project Jones as an eventual NFL starter. He has the arm for it, but struggles when under pressure. The fourth-round project should be happy if he sticks in the league for 10 years as a backup.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Steelers selected Oklahoma QB Landry Jones with the No. 115 overall pick.

Jones (6-foot-4 1/8, 225) was a four-year starter, succeeding Sam Bradford and completing 65.0 percent of his career passes with a 123:52 TD-to-INT ratio in the Sooners' wide-open spread. Jones has starting-caliber arm talent -- he's drawn Ken Stabler comparisons from ESPN's Ron Jaworski -- but crumbles in the pocket with bodies around him and tends to sense pressure when it isn't there. He's got the Gabbert syndrome. Jones still throws the ball well enough with his feet set that he's worth a developmental flier. Ben Roethlisberger has missed eight games over the last three seasons and Jones fits Todd Haley's quick-hitting passing scheme.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:00:00 PM

ESPN's Jon Gruden believes QB Landry Jones got "bored" and "complacent" his final two years at Oklahoma.

"Jones was around so long and had seen so much as a college player that I think he got complacent," Gruden writes. "I see a player who got bored. ... The Sooners often went with four-wideout formations, and I thought it stymied their QB. They lost balance and their play-action passing game. That put a lot on Jones, and it probably created a situation where he had to throw the ball too often." Jones threw for 4,718 yards and 38 touchdowns as a sophomore, but fell short of both totals his junior and senior seasons. Immobile and inconsistent, Jones will be lucky to come off the board on day two.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 02:26:00 PM

The Bills will conduct a private workout with Oklahoma QB Landry Jones on Monday.

It's not a terribly noteworthy development, but this is the first we've heard of Jones since the Combine. At one time viewed as a likely first-round pick, Jones could struggle to come off the board on day two.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Oklahoma QB Landry Jones ran forty times of 5.03 and 5.03 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

He's not a great athlete. Jones can spin the football with the best of them -- his arm strength is not problematic -- but his accuracy and performance under pressure are big concerns. He'll be a middle-round project pick, most likely.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 09:41:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Mike Mayock, Oklahoma QB Landry Jones' 2013 draft value is difficult to peg because he's maddeningly inconsistent on tape.

"He’s so difficult to qualify," said Mayock. "I can look at certain games and go, 'That’s a first-round draft pick.' I can look at other games and go, ‘He’s a fifth-round guy.’ ... I’ve seen him make all the throws, but like a lot of this year’s quarterbacks, there is no consistency with this kid." Jones' inconsistencies will likely keep him out of the top two rounds.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 09:15:00 AM

Oklahoma QB Landry Jones announced that he will stay in school for a fifth year in 2012.

OU's all-time leading passer with 12,389 yards and 93 touchdown passes, Jones holds 21 records in total for the Sooners. Projected for the middle of the first round early in the season, Jones showed poor decision-making down the stretch while watching his draft stock plummet. With Jones and USC's Matt Barkley out of the picture, Matt Flynn and "bridge" QBs such as Kyle Orton and Jason Campbell will be in greater demand.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 05:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Michael Vick
3Landry Jones
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Dri Archer
4Jordan Todman
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Will Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Martavis Bryant
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Sammie Coates
WR31Martavis Bryant
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Jesse James
LT1Kelvin Beachum
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2Doug Legursky
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Alejandro Villanueva
K1Chris Boswell