Who will be Steelers No.2 quarterback in 2018

  • - Joshua Dobbs or Mason Rudolph? Undoubtedly the biggest surprise of the Pittsburgh Steelers roster cuts on Saturday was the release of Landry Jones. While it is clear his talent had been maxed out some years ago Mike Webster Jersey , the inexperience of Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph seemed to suggest his job was safe this offseason. As it turns out, the coaching staff were sufficiently impressed by the preseason performances of the two younger quarterbacks on the roster to believe they could live without the veteran experience of Jones after all. The release of the backup quarterback who has been a frustration to a section of the fan base since he was drafted will please many within Steeler Nation, but it leaves a big question about who will assume the No.2 role now he is gone. Although some might consider Dobbs the natural successor, given his play in the preseason and his relative experience in the offense, it is not a forgone conclusion the coaching staff see it that way.Assuming Dobbs does start the year as the backup, there is also no guarantee it will be a job he keeps for the entire season either and the battle between the two young signal callers should be one to keep an eye as the year progresses.For those fans just happy to see Jones finally off the roster, that will be a concern for another day, but who do you think should win role and why? The Pittsburgh Steelers desperately need a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball Mel Blount Jersey , and the hope is Justin Layne is the answer to their problem." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBehind the Steel Curtaina Pittsburgh Steelers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsSteelersOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsFiled under:Latest NewsJustin Layne feels like he is “getting there” within the Steelers defenseNew,37commentsThe Pittsburgh Steelers desperately need a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball, and the hope is Justin Layne is the answer to their problem.EDTShareTweetShareShareJustin Layne feels like he is “getting there” within the Steelers defenseMike Carter-USA TODAY SportsOf all the nine drafted players in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 NFL Draft class, Justin Layne might have had the most hype surrounding him. Sure, Devin Bush was the most discussed, but the general consensus is the trade up in the first round was a move to get an almost known commodity. On the other hand, Layne, a 3rd round pick Troy Polamalu Jersey , is brimming with up-side, but whether his game translates to the NFL has yet to be determined.After one week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) under his belt, the Steelers’ rookie cornerback is starting to feel as if he belongs, and is learning the system.“I feel like I’m getting there,” Layne told Hunter Homistek of DKPittsburghSports. “It’s like as soon as I started getting something down pat, we’re adding something else. But that’s just part of the game. I still got a long way to go, but I think I’m doing pretty good so far.”Getting to the point where he is now hasn’t just come from individual hard work and determination. No, Layne has needed some help from his friends. “[Working with Haden’s] been great Carnell Lake Jersey ,” Layne said. “Everybody’s unselfish. Everybody’s trying to help each other, help the younger guys. It’s been great.”“Most of the time, I ask them questions, but they always, if I do something wrong or my eyes are in the wrong spot, they always come pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, you need to do that better Jerome Bettis Jersey , do that better,’” Layne said. “They’re always giving their little two cents but I just ask a lot of questions for the most part, and everybody is open.”The Steelers’ secondary might not be a star-studded crew, but with the addition of Steven Nelson, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience at the position to help groom Layne into the player fans hope he becomes.But don’t talk to Layne about being a starter, or making key interceptions at the game’s highest level. All he is focused on is getting better every day, and getting comfortable in his new city.“I’m just trying to get better out there for the most part,” Layne told Homistek at the Rooney Complex. “I had some errors today Merril Hoge Jersey , but I also made some plays. So I’m just trying to get in shape and try to adapt to the new system and everything.”As of now, you have to wonder what the plan is for Layne within the Steelers’ system. While he is capable of playing both inside and outside, him being groomed to take over for Joe Haden would be a best-case scenario. The first job on the agenda for Layne would be nothing more than cracking the roster. Just take a look at the CB depth chart he will have to overcome this summer at training camp:Joe HadenSteven NelsonMike HiltonCam SuttonBrian AllenArtie BurnsIt shouldn’t be tough for Layne to fill the spot Coty Sensabaugh filled last year as the primary backup along the outside, but the main issue will be if/when Layne is ready for the NFL stage. There is plenty of time for him to get acclimated, and the preseason will be a good indicator of his overall readiness from the NCAA to the NFL.