Originally Posted by SteelersCanada
That's just the thing, though - this is a completely new offense to all three quarterbacks. I'm sure Byron and Charlie know this offense now, but if Jerrod was kept, he would have too. I'm not saying let's bring him on now, it'd be silly. But, keeping a younger guy that flashed in the preseason than a couple of aging veterans who don't have a lot left in the tank seemed like a better option.
No question I start Byron over Jerrod, but I would have liked them to keep him around as the long term backup to Ben. It's never a bad thing to have a young guy who's eager to show what he can do.
What did Johnson flash in the preseason? The same people fawned over Dixons preseason exploits against 3rd stringers and the cut list. Having Johnson on the roster now would be meaningless.