Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has gotten off to a stellar start to the 2018 NFL season. Baltimore Ravens safety eric weddle even suggested that he may be aging like a fine wine.

There is no question that Roethlisberger is entering the final stretch of his career. However, according to Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Weddle feels he is getting better with age:

“Each year he’s getting better and better it seems.”

Weddle added that the Steelers offense has not skipped a beat with the absence of running back Le’Veon Bell. Weddle noted:

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“They’re still explosive… Conner is just a different kind of back. He’s explosive… It’s just a different kind of back is all…. He’s a guy showing he can get 25, 30 carries and be fine.”

These are some encouraging sentiments from Weddle. While fans of the AFC North rivalry may think his comments are a bit too cozy, there is certainly plenty of truth to them.

Roethlisberger has seen his production increase as the NFL transformed into a more pass-heavy league. It is clear the veteran has flourished thanks to his arm strength and ability to extend the play. This could be why he is among the crop of elite NFL quarterbacks confident they can still play at a high level late in their careers.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees have redefined the age limit for signal-callers. If Rothlisberger can continue to put up strong numbers moving forward, there is a very good chance he joins their prestigious club for 40-year-old quarterbacks.