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When Troy Smith became a free agent at the end of the 2010-2011.season there were rumors that the Pittsburgh Steelers were interested. The Steelers already had a similar player in Dennis Dixon and two other backups for starter Ben Roethlisberger so nothing ever came of the rumors. It seems those rumors were true it just took the Steelers a year to sign Troy Smith.

All three of the Steelers’ backups for Roethlisberger—Byron Leftwich, Charlie Batch and Dixon—are free agents and it is unknown whether Pittsburgh plans to re-sign any of them. There are good reasons not to sign any of them. Leftwich could have been a capable backup quarterback but he was never healthy when the Steelers needed him. Batch and Dixon both got ample opportunities but neither took advantage of it.

So what do you think, was it a good idea? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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