The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to play their final home game of the 2021 season on Monday when they host the Cleveland Browns during primetime. This game has the potential to be so much more than a standard rivalry matchup, however. Recent rumors and reports have suggested that Ben Roethlisberger has been in contact with close friends and former teammates, reportedly inviting them to the game for what could very well be his final appearance at Heinz Field, per Mike Nicastro.

Roethlisberger has long been rumored to be leaning towards retirement at the end of this season, so it's not incredibly surprising that Monday could be his final regular season home game in front of the passionate Pittsburgh fans. The Terrible Towels will be waving harder than ever in honor of Roethlisberger, who has dedicated his entire 18-year career to the Steelers.

Big Ben is one of the most beloved figures in franchise history, having been under center for the Steelers since 2004, when he was drafted out of the Miami (Ohio). He's achieved terrific heights with the team, having made six Pro Bowls and having won two Super Bowls as a member of the Steelers.

It will be an emotional goodbye from fans who have watched him show up week in and week out over the past two decades. There will be some notable Steelers legends in the building on Monday night if this is truly Ben's final dance at Heinz Field, and we're sure the team will play its heart out in honor of No. 7 one last time on their home turf.

Keep the Kleenex handy, Steelers fans, because Monday could be an emotional ride.