NFLGARAGE QUARTERBACK BEN ROETHLISBERGER  PITTSBURGH STEELERS 

   

Projected Week 1 starter: Ben Roethlisberger

Backups: Landry Jones, Mason Rudolph, Joshua Dobbs

2018 outlook: Big Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers continue their reign as the most consistent team in the NFL not named the Patriots. Roethlisberger has led the Steelers to double-digit wins in 10 of his 14 seasons as a starter and has never finished the year with a losing record. Pittsburgh is all set.

In case of emergency: Landry Jones is exactly what you would want out of a backup. He's started at least one game the past three seasons and gone 3-2 in his career under center. While he's undoubtedly a step down from Roethlisberger, with the Steelers loaded at other skill positions, Jones is capable enough when it comes to running the offense.

Long term plans: Roethlisberger is 36 years old, so you can't fault the Steelers for beginning to think of a post-Big Ben future, though it's tough to imagine someone passing him on the depth chart before he retires. Mason Rudolph is an interesting project and could develop just in time to take the reigns when Roethlisberger decides to call it a career.

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