NFL News : Steelers GM looks into his crystal ball and doesn't see Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers GM looks into his crystal ball and doesn't see Ben Roethlisberger

Who will replace Big Ben?

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Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has been around the Steelers for a long time. It's been almost 2 decades since he was hired by the Rooney family to run the team. He's seen his fair share of awful quarterbacks in the pre-Big Ben days and now he hopes the Steelers don't suffer the same fate in the post-Big Ben days.

"I hope he stays here more than one year, but we have to be prepared," Steelers GM Kevin Colbert told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

He added: "Will I see more games, maybe, more quarterbacks? Maybe. Not because of what he said, but where he is. At 35, you may put a replacement in place sooner than later, and we did that, again adding a young player like a Josh Dobbs into the mix at this point. All of a sudden Landry's a free agent last year and that kind of snuck up on us as well, so you want to put another young quarterback in the mix. Fortunately we signed Landry (Jones), and we have him for a longer period than we did at this point last year."

Franchise quarterbacks don't fall off trees. It's the most important position and yet there's only a handful out there that can legitimately lead you to the promise land. Life before Ben included quarterbacks such as Mike Tomczak, Bubby Brister and Tommy Maddox and hopefully for the Steelers, life after Ben provides some better QB's.

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Source: NFL.com · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency