Veteran NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich has signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tampa Tribune reported. The team is expected to announce the signing Monday.
Leftwich, a former starter with the Jacksonville Jaguars, spent all of last season as the Pittsburgh Steelers' primary backup to starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Tribune reported the Steelers offered Leftwich a two-year contract but that he was looking for better opportunities elsewhere.
In Tampa, Leftwich will compete with Luke McCown, Brian Griese and Josh Johnson for a starting job.
Leftwich appeared in five games with the Steelers during the 2008 season and passed for 303 yards and two touchdowns. His best season came with the Jaguars in 2004 when he threw for 2,941 yards and 15 touchdowns.