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Steelers Offer Leftwich a Two-Year Deal; Will He Take It?

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.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Sarge

    April 11, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I would love it if the steelers could get this done. He is the best back up in the leauge. From Brian’s point of view I am sure that he wants a starting position. He has the skills to start in the nfl. If he passes on the Steelers offer and gets a starting job I will be dissapointed for the Steelers but glad for him at the same time. SEVEN WOULD BE HEAVEN. GO STEELERS!!!

  2. Jarrett

    April 11, 2009 at 2:41 am

    yeah, couldn’t agree more. he should take that offer and stay with one pro football’s elite teams. he’d still be in his early thirties when that contract expires, and he could again test the market.

  3. steelers mama

    August 7, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Leftwitch should take the 2 yr. contract and stay with the STEELERS. They make a great team together. GO STEELERS!!!!

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