Ben Roethlisberger’s shocking admission on Steelers future
We all knew that eventually, Ben Roethlisberger’s time in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform would come to an end. It appears Big Ben himself believes that will be at the end of this season.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Steelers quarterback has told ex-teammates and personnel within the organization that he expects this to be his final year with the team:
He and those within the organization are now operating as if he is entering the final five games of his Hall-of-Fame career, with two of them fittingly coming against the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh’s opponent Sunday and in the final regular-season game as well.
At 39-years-old, it’s unlikely he’ll play for any other franchise except for the Steelers. This is where he’s enjoyed all of his success ever since they drafted him in 2004. Remember, Roethlisberger, restructured his 2021 contract to accommodate Pittsburgh. He also hasn’t really looked like the same player this season, throwing for just 14 touchdowns and getting sacked 24 times.
It’s going to be tough for the Steelers to make the playoffs at this point, but it would be the perfect storybook ending if Big Ben could somehow get them into the postseason. With his current deal about to expire, retirement is basically calling his name.
Let’s hope he can finish up on a high note. Pittsburgh faces the Ravens on Sunday as they look to end a three-game losing skid.