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Landry Jones | Quarterback | #3

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (115) / PIT
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Steelers re-signed QB Landry Jones to a two-year contract.
The Steelers have gotten used to Jones behind Ben Roethlisberger, but he's a league-average backup, at best. This would be a good year for the Steelers to get serious about finding a young No. 2 in the draft. Mar 9 - 5:39 PM

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Speaking Thursday, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert confirmed he would like to re-sign No. 2 QB Landry Jones.

There was a Wednesday report that the Steelers view Jones as one of the NFL's top backups, so re-signing him appears it will be a priority. Colbert did say he isn't sure if the team needs to pursue Ben Roethlisberger's eventual successor yet. The Steelers clearly are not concerned about Ben's retirement musings.
Feb 16 - 2:50 PM

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers consider free agent Landry Jones "to be better than 80 percent of the other backups in the league."

It's not to say Jones has starter potential, but rather that the Steelers view Jones as being in the Brian Hoyer realm as a top No. 2 quarterback in the NFL. Multiple beat writers have stated they expect Pittsburgh to re-sign Jones, who seems unlikely to generate much free agent interest elsewhere. Jones had a horrific 2016 preseason, but handled himself passably in two spot starts, including a three-touchdown effort in a Week 17 win over the Browns.
Feb 15 - 8:57 PM

Landry Jones completed 24-of-37 passes for 277 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Steelers' Week 17 win over the Browns.

Jones was given the start with the Steelers resting Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown ahead of the playoffs. Jones hit Cobi Hamilton for a 26-yard touchdown in overtime to give Pittsburgh the win.
Jan 1 - 6:52 PM

Landry Jones completed 29-of-47 passes for 281 yards with one touchdown and one interception Sunday in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to the Patriots.

Jones started his afternoon in the worst way possible by throwing an embarrassing interception early in the first quarter. He badly underthrew Antonio Brown and was picked in the end zone by Malcolm Butler. Jones redeemed himself in the second quarter by hitting Darrius Heyward-Bey in the back of the end zone for a 14-yard score. Jones actually played well given his relative lack of weaponry as injuries forced Heyward-Bey and Cobi Hamilton to take on bigger roles in the passing game. There’s an outside chance Ben Roethlisberger will be ready to return after the bye but we’re guessing Jones will draw another start against Baltimore in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 09:12:00 PM

Landry Jones is expected to be the Steelers' Week 7 starter at quarterback.

Ben Roethlisberger has been diagnosed with a torn left MCL, meaning Jones will have to make at least one start under center. The good news for the Steelers is that they go on bye in Week 8, but it's no guarantee Roethlisberger will be ready for Week 9 in 21 days. Jones has accomplished almost nothing at the NFL level, from the preseason to spot action in 2015. He'll probably lock onto Antonio Brown, but is still a downgrade for all involved.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:48:00 PM

Landry Jones is the favorite for the Steelers' No. 2 quarterback job.

Jones got the majority of second-team reps over Bruce Gradkowski this spring. Jones predictably struggled in spot duty last season, but he's young, cheap, and the Steelers invested a draft pick into him. The team likely wants to see him outplay Gradkowski on the preseason stage.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Steelers QB Landry Jones has a "pretty severe" low-ankle sprain, and is expected to be the Steelers' No. 3 quarterback after the bye.

Jones flubbed his chance to make an impression during Ben Roethlisberger's (short) absence. Mike Vick will back up Big Ben in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 03:29:00 PM

Landry Jones will have an MRI on his left ankle.

Jones could not put weight on his foot as he was helped off the field Week 10 against the Browns. If the injury is serious, Pittsburgh would likely bring in outside quarterback help over the bye. It is clear they do not trust Michael Vick as the backup.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Landry Jones exited the Steelers' Week 10 game against the Browns with a left ankle injury and is questionable to return.

He couldn't put weight on his foot and had to be helped off the field. Jones was later carted to the locker room. Ben Roethlisberger, who was only supposed to play in case of an emergency, has entered the game in his place. The Steelers would be wise to keep Roethlisberger out of harm's way by putting him in the shotgun.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 01:27:00 PM

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal confirmed Landry Jones is expected to start Sunday against the Browns.

Ben Roethlisberger is active but he'll only be used if Jones gets hurt. Michael Vick was a healthy scratch. Roethlisberger should be back under center after the Steelers' bye week. Jones lost his only other start, completing 16-of-29 passes for 209 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions against the Chiefs in Week 7. DeAngelo Williams should be in for a field day against Cleveland's league-worst run defense.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Landry Jones completed 16-of-29 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Steelers' Week 7 loss to Kansas City.

He also lost a late-game fumble on a mammoth hit by Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali, who rushed off the weak side, where LT Kelvin Beachum (ACL) normally would have lined up. Jones' performance wasn't quite as bad as the statistics show, but he was managed very conservatively by OC Todd Haley, who didn't dial up any shot plays until the game was out of reach. The Steelers will welcome back Ben Roethlisberger (knee) with open arms in Week 8 against the Bengals. Jones has earned the Steelers' top backup job, ahead of Michael Vick.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 04:21:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Landry Jones will start Week 7 Sunday against the Chiefs.

This was the expectation all along, though Ben Roethlisberger (knee) made it interesting by trying to suit up. The Steelers haven't officially ruled Roethlisberger out so it's possible he could dress and serve as Jones' backup. Tyler Murphy is also a candidate for backup duty with Michael Vick (hamstring) sidelined. We're guessing Roethlisberger will be back at the helm next week against Cincinnati.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 09:47:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "nothing has changed" regarding the Steelers' plans to start Landry Jones in Week 7.

Ben Roethlisberger (knee) was surprisingly listed as questionable as opposed to doubtful on Friday's injury report, but the Steelers' plan all week has been to give Jones the nod. It's believed there's a long-shot chance Big Ben could talk his way into allowing the Steelers to give him the Week 7 start. At best, Roethlisberger should be viewed as a game-time decision.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 02:54:00 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the team is operating as if Landry Jones will start at quarterback against the Chiefs.

It is just coach speak from Tomlin. Ben Roethlisberger will test out his injured knee in practice on Wednesday. If that goes well, Roethlisberger will play. If it does not, Jones will likely get the start. The Steelers would have to add a backup quarterback if both Roethlisberger and Michael Vick (hamstring) are sidelined this week.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 12:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Fitzgerald Toussaint
3Knile Davis
4Brandon Brown-Dukes
5Gus Johnson
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2Knile Davis
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Fitzgerald Toussaint
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Cobi Hamilton
3DeMarcus Ayers
4Dez Stewart
5Marcus Tucker
WR21Eli Rogers
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Sammie Coates
4Justin Hunter
5Martavis Bryant
WR31Cobi Hamilton
TE1Jesse James
2Ladarius Green
3Xavier Grimble
4David Johnson
5Ryan Malleck
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Jerald Hawkins
3Keavon Milton
LG1Ramon Foster
2Matt Feiler
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Mike Matthews
3Kyle Friend
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Chris Hubbard
3Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell