Browns QB Circus More Proof Steelers Need To Sign Roethlisberger


The Steelers AFC North rival Cleveland Browns signed Josh McCown late on Friday to a three year deal. The epic story of the Cleveland Browns quarterback continues.

If McCown starts at some point during his three year deal, he will be the 22nd quarterback to start for the Browns since 1999.

It’s times like these that I am so thankful the Steelers see the value in having a franchise quarterback, and equally sad that there are those yinzers out there who call themselves Steelers fans and would love to see Ben Roethlisberger ridden out on a rail.

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The circus at the “Mistake By The Lake” known as Browns football is the poster child for why it is so important for a team to find, sign, and retain a franchise caliber quarterback for as long as possible.

Since 2005, when the Steelers won their fifth Super Bowl in team history and Roethlisberger began cementing his legacy, the last 10 Super Bowls have been won by franchise quarterbacks – Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers.

Yes, even Joe Flacco. He may not be elite, but he is the glue that holds that offense together.

The Steelers need to sign Ben. Sign him now. Or, Steeler Nation will weep as it sees its beloved football team spiral into the Nine Hells of mediocrity.

Even for those of you who think that Ben isn’t that great and has cost this team wins in the past, you should be praying that the Rooney’s come to their senses and sign Roethlisberger to another four to five years.

The Steelers are not Super Bowl contenders let alone a playoff team or even a .500 team with Bruce Gradkowski. They most certainly aren’t those with Landry Jones.

The Jets, Bucs, Titans, Raiders, currently without any kind of stability at the quarterback position and every single one of them close to being the bottom feeders of the league. Direct correlation? Not entirely, but you get the idea.

Watching more than half the league wallowing in mediocre quarterback play is painful and infuriating when you consider that the Steelers are dragging their feet in locking Roethlisberger up until the end of his career.

Let’s hope that the last few days of talk about the Steelers needing to sign Roethlisberger in order to free up more money to get under the cap and sign other players is real. Kind of a backwards way, but at this point, I’ll take it.

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