Profootballtalk.com is reporting that the Steelers have a keen interest in free agent QB Aaron Brooks. John Clayton of ESPN.com takes it one step further and says Brooks has already visited with the team. From Profootballtalk.com:
I don't understand this one. Batch filled in very well when needed last year, and Brooks would be a major downgrade. Brooks is wildly inconsistent. He'll drive Steeler fans nuts, much like Kordell Stewart.
While the Steelers have not yet signed Brooks, John Clayton of ESPN.com reports (by way of KFFL) that the Steelers have visited with Brooks.
Presumably, Brooks would compete with Charlie Batch to serve as the primary backup to Ben Roethlisberger
The tipster who pointed the story out to us last week explained that new coach Mike is driving the bus on this one, and that Tomlin likes Brooks in part because they both are from the same general area in Virginia. (We have yet to purchase any of the available online "make me into a football scout" training programs, but we have a feeling that "real" NFL scouts base decisions on ability, not geography.)
Brooks had a couple of decent years with the Saints, but thereafter regressed badly. He was not good at all last season in Oakland.
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