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Steelers legend James Harrison shares Ben Roethlisberger tribute ahead of potential final home game

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Ben Roethlisberger’s playing days are almost certainly coming to a close after this season. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is slated to play what could be his final home game at Heinz Field on Monday night against the Cleveland Browns. In light of Roethlisberger’s potential retirement, many Steelers legends have been reaching out to No. 7. with warm words and tributes. Legendary Steelers linebacker James Harrison was among the first to reach out to Roethlisberger, congratulating him on an amazing career in the Black and Yellow.

Harrison shared a video montage featuring several images of the two embracing one another, with emotional music playing in the background. Anyone expecting to see anything other than these two hugging will be sorely disappointed. Still, Harrison’s tribute was extremely touching and showcased the bond between the two that extends beyond the football field.

Roethlisberger will go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks in franchise history, having won two Super Bowls with the team, as well as featuring in six Pro Bowls throughout his career. Roethlisberger is far and away the Steelers’ all-time passing leader,  having racked up more than 63,000 yards via the air in his career. He also holds the franchise record for touchdown passes thrown with 416, and is the team’s longest-tenured starting quarterback having featured in 247 games.

Harrison wasn’t the only former teammate to reach out to show love to Big Ben, as former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis also left the quarterback a tribute ahead of his potential final home game. Roethlisberger has called Heinz Field home for his entire NFL career, and fans in Pittsburgh should give him a huge ovation for the services he’s provided.