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🏈 According to Warren Sharp of Sharp Football, since 2008, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had nine quarterbacks make multiple starts for them and only one of the nine had a losing record: Charlie Batch, Michael Vick, Dennis Dixon, Landry Jones, Mason Rudolph, Devlin Hodges, Ben Roethlisberger, Mitchell Trubisky* and Kenny Pickett. *Trubisky had a losing record in his starts.

🏈 Pro Football Talk: ESPN proposed dropping NFL Sunday Ticket’s price to $70 and offered a single-team packages, but the NFL declined, according to Edvard Pettersson of CourthouseNews.com.

The NFL could lose up to $21 billion in the Sunday Ticket trial. The fans could win the ability to see out-of-market games for a lot less money than the Sunday Ticket package currently costs.

Via the Associated Press, opening statements happened Thursday in the massive antitrust class action against the NFL over the Sunday Ticket package.

The plaintiffs contend that the NFL, DirecTV, CBS, and Fox worked together to make Sunday Ticket more expensive than it had to be. The NFL, represented by Beth Wilkinson (whose investigation of the Commanders greased the skids for Dan Snyder’s exit) claims it’s all about consumers having full access to content.

🏈 Vic Tafur of The Athletic predicted that Mike Tomlin will have his first losing season in 2024. He thinks Pittsburgh will go under 7.5 wins.

🏈 Cam Heyward a Brown? Heyward floated the possibility in an interview with Mark Kaboly of The Athletic. Heyward is on the final year of his deal and is seeking an extension with the Steelers. He wants to play at least three more years and is willing to play wherever. Even if it’s an division foe.

“I still have family in Cleveland . . . my wife is from Cleveland. We will see. I am not trying to think about all that right now.”

Heyward made it clear that he’ll be playing in 2025. As a Steeler or not.

“I don’t even know which way to even lean,” Heyward said. “We will see what happens. But I can assure you this: I will be playing in 2025, I will tell you that.”

🏈 The next episode of The Standard features Mike Tomlin delivering a message to the players prior to breaking minicamp.

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