Landry Jones Now Only Member Of 2013 QB Class Still With Original Team


The 2013 NFL Draft will not go down in history as being one that included a great quarterback class. In fact, of the 11 quarterbacks drafted that year, only one them now remains with the team that selected him and that player is none other than Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones.

Jones, who was drafted in the fourth round if the 2013 NFL Draft with the 115th overall selection, signed a two-year contract with the Steelers just after the start of the new league year on March 9. The Oklahoma product has only attempted 141 regular season passes in his first four seasons in the league but did manage to complete 60.3% of them which is the highest percentage of any of the quarterbacks drafted in 2013 who have seen any considerable playing time.


As of right now, Mike Glennon has the best shot at becoming the best quarterback to come out of the 2013 NFL Draft as he’s expected to be the starter for the Chicago Bears in 2017 after spending his first four years in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Glennon signed a three year, $45 million contract with the Bears on the first day of free agency and that deal included $18.5 million fully guaranteed of which $3 million was a signing bonus.

The contract Jones signed with the Steelers paled in comparison to Glennon’s. In fact, his new two-year deal totaled out at $4.4 million and included a $600,000 signing bonus.

Even though the Steelers re-signed Jones to backup starter Ben Roethlisberger moving forward, the team could still decide to draft another quarterback this year. With that said, this year’s quarterback draft class isn’t rich with talent so the Steelers might be best served to wait one more year.

One other interesting thing that you’ll notice when looking at the 2013 quarterback class is the fact that five of the teams who selected one that year now currently employ a different quarterback that was selected that same year. Very strange.

RndPickDrft TmCurr TMPlayerGCmpAttCmp %YdsTDInt
116BUFOAKE.J. Manuel2931954758.3%35021915
239NYJNYGGeno Smith3350186657.9%59622836
373TAMCHIMike Glennon2137463059.4%41003015
498PHISFOMatt Barkley1115926659.8%1911818
4110NYGFARyan Nassib591090.0%12810
4112OAKFATyler Wilson0000.0%000
4115PITPITLandry Jones168514160.3%107176
7221SDGFABrad Sorensen0000.0%000
7234DENARIZac Dysert0000.0%000
7237SFOATLB.J. Daniels81250.0%700
7249ATLTAMSean Renfree23742.9%1101

  • Spencer Krick

    2013 was not a good year for QBs.

    I wonder how 2017 will fair.

  • dany

    Wow! 2013 was a mess of a draft

  • Mark

    Wow, is this a good thing or bad thing… If our FO thinks LJ is the replacement for Ben we are in serious trouble

  • Phil Brenneman II

    So many haters and doubters. I bet Landry Jones wakes up every day listening to Looks Like We Made It by Shania Twain feeling as smug as you can imagine.

  • SteelersDepot

    no they view him as his backup the next two years, not hard to fathom.

  • Dan

    2013 was a horrible draft for everyone. A least the Steelers got Bell and VW out of the deal.

  • RickM

    Interesting stats and, if anything, complementary to Landry. The teams thought pre-draft it was a weak year for QB’s and they sure got it right. I remember reading at the time it was first year since 2000 that a QB had been taken in the Top 15 (Chad Pennington at 18). I agree that waiting for next year’s class would likely serve the Steelers best.

  • SouthernSteel

    Looks like the FO did a good job at getting the second best QB in that draft…just wished they didn’t trade up to snag him

  • Steelers12

    i think this QB draft class may be bad as well

  • LucasY59

    they didnt, they traded to pick Shamarko

  • Steel Your Face

    God awful QB class, just like this year.

  • NW86

    Thank you. I’m not sure why that keeps getting misconstrued.
    2013 may have been a bad QB year, but look at 4th round QB’s from any year and you’d see that they got exactly what you would hope out of a 4th round QB. With a very few exceptions, you don’t get starters at QB in the 4th round.

  • LucasY59

    exceptions are Russ and Dak, who if re-drafted would go no later than the 2nd rd and most likely are 1st rd picks

  • J.

    In a re draft its doubtful either of those guys falls out of the top 10. The colts would likely still go Luck but the Redskins who took RGIII would Either take Wilson on Cousins at 2. If they go Cousins at 2 then the Browns would snag Wilson at 3. In a redraft do the Rams take Dak at #1 or Wentz?

  • LucasY59

    I think Wilson has done enough to prove he shouldve been a 1st rd pick, but Dak still has plenty to prove (the only thing that would make him a 1st rdr is that teams are desperate for QBs)

  • Michael Mosgrove

    and 2012 and 2017.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    redraft? rams go wentz easy. no one could expect dak to fall so far.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    id say dak is a 2nd rounder. not sure about first.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    2012 and 2013 were a mess almost completely for many teams.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    2013 draft
    Jarvis Jones (1st round, 17th overall), average. gone.
    running back Le’Veon Bell (2nd, 48th), tagged. here
    wide receiver Markus Wheaton (3rd, 79th), average at best. gone.
    safety Sham…arko Thomas (4th a, 111th), garbage. gone.
    quarterback Landry Jones (4th b, 115th), decent. here
    cornerback Terry Hawthorne (5th, 150th), garbage. gone.
    wide receiver Justin Brown (6th a, 186th), average at best. gone.
    linebacker Vince Williams (6th b, 206th) decent here.
    defensive end Nicholas Williams (7th, 223rd). okay. gone.

    out of 9 picks a whopping 3 are here.

  • LucasY59

    Agreed, needs more than one yr of production, RGIII looked like a great pick his rookie yr, but we all know the truth about how that worked out, I think Dak could be worse in his 2nd yr, but probably wont have the fall that Griffin did

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’ll go out, not so far on a limb and say, that this class is better than that motley crew that is posted above for us. My goodness that has proven to be terrriibbllbl.

  • dany

    And I was talking about the draft in general, look at other teams. 3 picks in that draft still with the team looks like a haul in comparison