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Here Are Some Sad Facts About The Sad List Of Quarterbacks The Steelers Might Be Forced To Sign. So Sad.


With Byron Leftwich reportedly nursing two broken ribs and Ben Roethlisberger nearly dying on the field, Charlie Batch is the only healthy quarterback on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. Batch seems in line to start this upcoming week at Cleveland, but the team is still in need of backups.

Because it’s so late in the season, the list of viable quarterback options in the free agent pool is thin. And it’s sad, so very sad. But Pittsburgh will have to sign someone, unfortunately, who may or may not have to start next week (Tomlin did stick with a visibly injured Leftwich instead of turning to Batch.) So we’ve decided to quickly review the sad facts about their sad options, and it makes us sad.

1) Charlie Batch:

Last NFL start: December 24, 2011 for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the St. Louis Rams. The Steelers won 27-0.

Game stats: 15-24, 208 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT.

Career record as an NFL starter: 24-29

Sad fact: He was once deemed expendable because of Joey Harrington’s presence on the Detroit Lions’ roster.

2) Donovan McNabb:

Last NFL start: October 16, 2011 for the Minnesota Vikings against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings lost 39-10.

Game stats: 19-24, 177 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INT.

Career record as an NFL starter: 98-62-1.

Sad fact(s): He was completely gassed on his team’s final drive in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, and he doesn’t know the overtime rules.

3) Vince Young:

Last NFL start: December 1, 2011 for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Seattle Seahawks. The Eagles lost 31-14.

Game stats: 17-29, 204 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs.

Career record as an NFL starter: 31-19.

Sad fact: He’s broke thanks to one too many excursions to the Cheesecake Factory.

4) Tyler Palko:

Last NFL start: December 11, 2011 for the Kansas City Chiefs against the New York Jets. The Chiefs lost 37-10.

Game stats: 16-32, 195 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT.

Career record as an NFL starter.

Sad fact: In his four career starts, the Chiefs offense score 3, 9, 10 and 10 points.

5) Brodie Croyle:

Last NFL start: December 12, 2010 for the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Diego Chargers. The Chiefs lost 31-0.

Game stats: 7-17, 40 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT.

Career record as an NFL starter.

Sad fact: His career record as an NFL starter. And yes, we know he’s technically retired. But he did play for Todd Haley, so ya never know.

6) Seneca Wallace:

Last NFL start: Sunday, January 1 2012 for the Cleveland Browns against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns lost 13-9.

Game stats, 177 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT.

Career record as an NFL starter.

Sad fact: The greatest play of his career came over 10 years ago, and was in college.

7) David Garrard:

Last NFL start: December 26, 2010 for the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Washington Redskins. The Jaguars lost 20-17.

Game stats: 22-38, 299 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT.

Career record as an NFL starter.

Sad fact: He went into camp with Miami this season as the No. 1 QB, then managed to get cut.

8) A.J. Feeley:

Last NFL start: December 4, 2011 for the Saint Louis Rams against the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams lost 26-0.

Career record as an NFL starter.

Game stats: 12-22, 156 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT.

Sad fact: He was once traded for Cleo Lemon, as in someone actively thought Cleo Lemon was better than he.

9) John Beck:

Last NFL start: November 6, 2011 for the Washington Redskins against the San Francisco 49ers. The Redskins lost 19-11.

Game stats: 30-47, 254 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT.

Career record as an NFL starter: 0-7.

Sad fact: Yeah, he’s never won a game as a starter either.

10) J.P. Losman:

Last NFL start: December 14, 2008 for the Buffalo Bills against the New York Jets. The Bills lost 31-27.

Game stats: 24-29, 148 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs.

Career record as an NFL starter: 10-23.

Sad fact: The Indinapolis Colts once worked him out to replace injured backup Jim Sorgi. Jim Sorgi.

[CBS, Shutdown Corner]




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