The Steelers announced Monday morning that they have re-signed veteran backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski to a one-year deal.
We have re-signed QB Bruce Gradkowski to a one-year contract.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2016
Gradkowski’s signing certainly means the end of Michael Vick’s career with the Steelers. Vick was signed by the Steelers to replace Gradkowski, who went down in the beginning of last season with a dislocated finger that required surgery.
Gradkowski originally came to the Steelers in 2013, signing a three-year deal. In his time with the Steelers, the Pittsburgh-area native, has only appeared in one game (in 2014). He will likely be Ben Roethlisberger’s backup. While Landry Jones is younger, he hasn’t proven his worth quite yet to the Steelers. Jones has proved to be inconsistent, especially last year whenever Roethlisberger and Vick went down and Jones had to fill in.
The move comes after the Steelers elected to not draft a quarterback in this past weekend’s 2016 NFL Draft. D.K. Pittsburgh Sports first reported the news.