Landry Jones’ second NFL start lasted just seven plays yesterday, leaving the game after having his left ankle stepped on during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ second series.
Jones will have an MRI on that injured ankle today, per Mark Kaboly.
Mike Tomlin noted in his press conference following the Steelers’ 30-9 win that Jones likely would have been able to go back into the game if he was needed. Jones also spoke to reporters after the game. Those signs obviously indicate the injury isn’t very serious but the MRI will provide the final answer.
With the bye week to recover, it seems reasonable to expect Jones to be fully healthy and serve as Ben Roethlisberger’s backup for Week 12 and the rest of the season.
For the year, Jones has completed 31/51 passes for 479 yards and three touchdowns. This is just the second time the Steelers have had three quarterbacks attempts at least 50 passes in a season since 1996.