Landry Jones shows he's Steelers' top option until Ben Roethlisberger returns

PITTSBURGH - Unless Ben Roethlisberger returns one week from now at Kansas City, the best alternative for the Pittsburgh Steelers at quarterback is likely a third-year professional who had not tossed a NFL go until Sunday.

Landry Jones, a 2013 fourth-round draft pick from Oklahoma, put forth an in number defense that he's a superior decision than Michael Vick by tossing for 168 yards and two touchdown disregards subsequent to taking for a harmed Vick in the second from last quarter of the 25-13 triumph over the Arizona Cardinals.

"I simply still can't trust I got in the amusement and got the chance to play, you recognize what I mean," Jones said, laughing. "I'm still sort of reeling from it. One week from now will be one week from now. Today I'm going to appreciate it."

So will the Heinz Field swarm subsequent to developing baffled in viewing Vick, by and by, battle powerfully in the passing diversion. It's been a repeating topic since Roethlisberger sprained his average guarantee ligament in Week 3: Vick's failure to kick it into high gear the ball downfield to collectors.

At a certain point Sunday, Antonio Brown was completely open downfield and held his hands noticeable all around, yet without much of any result. Chestnut has communicated dissatisfaction in not taking care of business the ball more with Vick as quarterback.

"It's been uncomfortable for him, most likely," Steelers mentor Mike Tomlin said. "He has an awesome compatibility with Ben Roethlisberger. Ben's not playing."

Inquired as to whether he has now discovered a quarterback, with the soundness of his establishment quarterback still indeterminate, Tomlin said, "You know, we have a few alternatives here."

Jones saw brief activity in the second quarter after Vick was sidelined as a result of what authorities said was earth in his eye. In the second from last quarter, Jones eased Vick after Vick harmed his hamstring on a running play.

In spite of Vick's battles – he finished 3 of 8 goes for 6 yards – Tomlin said he didn't consider embeddings Jones before Vick's damage.

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Jones, who finished 8 of 12 passes, said there have been times when he's questioned whether he'd ever get a snap with the Steelers (4-2). He battled now and again amid preparing camp. What's more, Pittsburgh marked Vick in August.

"Landry most likely played more preseason snaps than anyone in the historical backdrop of the National Football League this year," Tomlin said. "He showed signs of improvement and it was shown today. He had the chance to contribute bigly."

The Cardinals outgained the Steelers 279 to 59 in the first half. Pittsburgh had only 1 passing yard in the half.

Jones said he was appreciative that mentors had enough trust in him to permit him to toss the ball by any stretch of the imagination. When he assumed control on Pittsburgh's second arrangement in the second from last quarter, he tossed a 8-yard touchdown go to Martavis Bryant on his second toss. At that point he drove the Steelers on scoring drives on each of their next three belong
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