Byron Leftwich recently visited the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the quarterback walked away without a deal from either team.
However, The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette reports that the Steelers have offered a two-year contract to Leftwich, who performed admirably as Ben Roethlisberger‘s backup last season, most notably playing the entire second half in a victory over the Redskins on Monday Night Football.
More from The Post-Gazette:
- The two-year offer from the Steelers is close to minimum wage for Leftwich, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The minimum for him would be $620,000 in 2009 and $755,000 in ’10.
Leftwich would prefer a one-year deal, and he’s not the only backup QB in Pittsburgh waiting to be signed. Charlie Batch also is an unrestricted free agent.