When Pittsburgh Steelers third-string quarterback Landry Jones hits the field later this summer during the preseason games, we can probably expect to see him wearing a glove on his throwing hand.
According to Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times, Landry, who was drafted in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma by the Steelers, said Tuesday he’s decided to go with a glove due to the Pittsburgh weather.
“Last year, I didn’t want to wear it,” Jones said, according to Bradford’s report. “Just the weather, just raining all the time, getting cold up here, I threw a couple days in practice and really liked it. I didn’t see any point of me switching back and forth all the time, so might as well go with it all the time.”
In the playing time that Jones received last year during the preseason, he was 30-of-66 passing for 348 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Also on Tuesday, Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider reported that Jones had two passes picked off during the first OTA practice of the week. He was, however, reportedly more decisive with his throws during the day.
Jones isn’t expected to beat out veteran Bruce Gradkowski this offseason for the backup quarterback job, but the hope is that he’ll be able to show markable improvement over last year during the Steelers four preseason games. Maybe the glove will play a small part in that.