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Who would you want backing up Ben?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Stone, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Move up/trade to get a stud to replace or learn under him for 1 -2 years?

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  2. Move up/trade to get a solid veteran backup?

    9 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. Stick with our illustrious threesome we currently have backing him up?

    28 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I don't care what Ben earns, he's worth every penny of it after watching that :poopy: show at QB last season with Duck/Mason. A healthy Ben with the Steelers defense of 2019 would've been a Super Bowl contender IMO.
     
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  2. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    I don't disagree however giving him that big extension don't look so good now. You don't want to give Haden one at 30 but look at Ben the 37 year old taking up 14% of our cap and only playing 1 1/2 games.
     
  3. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    16.8% to be exact.... I could use a beer with that ABV right about now....:drinks:
     
  4. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    That is this year last year he was only 14% :shrug:
     
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  5. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Don’t :shrug: me....;)
     
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  6. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Ruthless NY, ruthless...:roflmao:
     
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  7. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't trying to be........:smiley1:
     
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  8. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Franchise QB>CB
    QBs today can play into their forties, a CB job is to run and cover Haden will be around 33 when his current contract ends, it's too risky to add on more years on his deal.
     
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  9. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    Think of the money we would have to spend on walkers and nurses. :cool:
     
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  10. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Again let me start with saying these were options, there are lost of them out there for the Steelers to free up money. Also I totally agree that the other side of 30 in dangerous however just like there are QB's playing in their late 30's there are CB's playing after 30. Harris is the same age as Haden let's see how he makes out in FA, Jimmy Smith, Talib and Josh Norman are all as old or older than Haden all going into FA.

    As far as risk goes how much more does it get signing a 36 yr old QB who hasn't in the past kept himself in tip top shape like maybe say about QB you might have pointed to playing in his 40's. Also one that has taken hit after hit after hit in his HOF career? Also why extend that same guy who was just talking retirement only five games into a season just a year ago? Risk....you want to talk risk don't tell me it wasn't risky to extend Ben, especially when he played 95 snaps last year and yet again causing us to miss the playoffs because we put all our eggs in that basket. And one last thing you point out risk and fall off, Ben last 18 games...... 9-8-1 17 int's.

    See below you never know when play falls off right?

     

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