The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they’ve re-signed backup QB Landry Jones to a two-year deal.
Yesterday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN said “there’s a chance” for Pittsburgh to re-sign Jones at some point this week, so it appears the team wanted to get a deal done as fast as possible.
Jones, 27, is a former fourth-round pick by the Steelers in the 2013 NFL Draft. He just finished the final year of his four-year rookie contract and was set to become an unrestricted free agent.
In 2016, Jones appeared in eight games for the Steelers and recorded 53 completions on 83 attempts (61.6 percent) for 558 passing yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.