Free-agent quarterback Byron Leftwich is going to have an interesting decision to make when it comes to going back to the Steelers in 2009. The team wants him back, and Leftwich acknowledged that playing under Mike Tomlin was the best experience of his football career, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
As a result of his great season and now Super Bowl ring, Leftwich says that he would seriously consider re-signing with the team. He does still expect to meet with other teams this offseason since he would prefer to be a starter, and there are likely some teams out there that will make him a substantially better offer.
Now it’s going to be up to Leftwich to decide – do you stay with the Steelers as a backup and maybe collect another ring? Or do you go to a team like the Lions or a team that is not nearly as good, with the opportunity to possibly be a starter? A tough decision to make, and one that the Steelers hope he’ll make to stay with the team.