We been talking about the backup QB spot, and it seems like it might be a bit closer to getting done, as reports say that the Steelers have offered Byron Leftwich a two-year contract. Now the question is – will he take it?
Leftwich recently talked with the Redskins and Buccaneers, but he didn’t get a deal from either team, leaving the Steelers by far to be his best offer.
Here is what the Post-Gazette says about the deal:
The two-year offer from the Steelers is close to minimum wage for Leftwich, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The minimum for him would be $620,000 in 2009 and $755,000 in ‘10.
Leftwich would probably want just a one-year deal, as he still thinks he’s a starter and can be one in the right situation. He really should do the right thing and take the Steelers deal, and in two years, let the chips fall where they may. We shall see.
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