Ben on his backups: “I’ve been very blessed”

From Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

If there is a better situation than the one the Steelers have at quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger would like to know it. And he is not speaking about himself.

The Steelers have the best, most experienced group of backup quarterbacks in the NFL.

“[With] a lot of teams you hear people say, ‘Oh, my God, we would never survive if Peyton Manning went down’ or Tom Brady or something like that,” Roethlisberger said. “We can not only survive, we can thrive and win.”

The Steelers have long had good, capable backup quarterbacks, but they never have had the kind of quality and experience from one through three — never mind four — at the position.

“I’ve been very blessed since the day I got here to have great quarterbacks in that [meeting] room,” Roethlisberger said.


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