Former Wisconsin quarterback Bart Houston lost the starting quarterback job to Alex Hornibrook in the 2016 season, but now he’s vying for a back up position with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In the second week of the preseason, Houston got into extended game action in the fourth quarter and threw his first NFL touchdown to wide receiver Justin Hunter.
Houston ➕ Hunter = 6️⃣ pic.twitter.com/tGdUoDKoLY
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 20, 2017
Houston played in the Steelers 20-12 preseason win over the Giants last week, but only very sparingly. He only threw only two passes, completing one of them for two yards.
At Wisconsin, Houston played in 25 total games in four years. He started five games in 2016, but also saw a good amount of playing time after he lost the starting job to Hornibrook.
Houston faces an uphill climb if he wants to say on the Steelers final roster, as he’ll have to battle former Tennessee quarterback and Steelers fourth-round pick Joshua Dobbs for the final spot on Pittsburgh’s depth chart.
Along with Dobbs, Houston shares the quarterback position with former Oklahoma standout Landry Jones and Super Bowl winner Ben Rothlesberger. There’s no question Rothlesberger will be the starter, and barring injury Jones will be the primary back up.
This means Houston will need to beat out Dobbs for the right to be the Steelers’ third quarterback. That won’t be an easy task, and Houston can still end up on Pittsburgh’s or another team’s practice squad should he be released.
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