Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers Find Roethlisberger Replacement

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13:  Antwaan Randle El #82 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball against the New York Giants on September 13, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Charlie CoxCorrespondent IMarch 10, 2010

It's been four years since the wide receiver Antwaan Randle El left the Steelers. The Steelers were able to bring back their original slot receiver after being released by the Washington Redskins.

This was a big steal for the Steelers, as the Redskins appeared to never use Randle El's real talent. Jim Zorn was confused with what to do at the quarterback situation because of Jason Campbell's inability to lead his team to a winning season, yet the answer was right in front of him.

After Ben Roethlisberger's second accusation of sexual assault, it is without doubt that the Steelers signed Randle El for that real talent that Jim Zorn couldn't see–his quarterbacking skills.

Though a star quarterback in college, the Steelers drafted Randle El as a wide receiver with a deceptive capability of running gadget plays and throwing from a wide receiver position.

It's just silly to believe that the Steelers want Dennis Dixon running their offense, so they decided to go to a veteran who knows the team and the offense.

When asked about the move, President Art Rooney II commented, "we wanted someone with experience, someone who knew the offense."

When asked about what this season will bring Rooney II said, "Well, El is a Super Bowl winning quarterback. He did throw our only touchdown pass in Super Bowl XL and posted a higher quarterback rating than Big Ben."

As for the future of Big Ben, his legacy ends here, as Randle El appears to be the quarterback of the future.

 

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