Ben Roethlisberger Provides Unfortunate Update on His NFL Career

Published 12/31/2021, 11:24 PM EST
Nov 8, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) gestures as he leaves the field after defeating the Chicago Bears at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 29-27. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


NFL franchise Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger recently revealed that Monday’s outing against the Cleveland Browns could be his last. Big ‘Ben’ has been with the Steelers organization for nearly 17 seasons. He ended up winning the 2 Super Bowls titles in 2005 and 2008.

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Ben has been a constant presence for the Pennsylvania-based franchise. His experience and leadership play a crucial role in their overall success. The Steelers face the Browns at Heinz Field for their final regular-season home game with a chance at making it into the postseason.

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Roethlisberger, addressing the media, states, “I don’t ever speak in definites or guarantees, that’s not what I’ve ever done or who I am. But, looking at the bigger picture, I would say that all signs are pointing to this could be it.”

He also added saying, “Regular season that is, I know we still have a chance to potentially get a playoff game there if things fall our way and we take care of business and things have to happen. But, in the grand scheme of things, in terms of regular seasons, signs are pointing that way this could be it.”

The Ben Roethlisberger Swan Song At Pittsburgh?

With things in Pittsburgh looking sticky in terms of Super Bowl ambitions, Big Ben’s curtain call approaches quicker than ever. Both the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens lead in the AFC North, Steelers require the Big Ben of better times.

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There is also an important record at stake for QB Roethlisberger to maintain against the Browns. Pittsburgh has been having a .500 record or better in all of his 17 seasons.

Dec 27, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (left) shakes hands with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking on the upcoming Browns’ visit, he says, I’ll address the definite answer for that at some point down the road. But like I said, my focus is winning this game. If it is indeed my last regular-season game here, it’s going to be one of the most important games of my career.”

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Speaking about the Steelers fans saying, “I’ve been so blessed to play in front of the best fans in all of the sports at the best venue, and what better way to have a last potential regular-season game than Monday Night Football against a division opponent. It’s just special.”

Both the Steelers and NFL fans will cherish an esteemed and well-respected veteran QB in Ben Roethlisberger whenever he decides to finally walk away.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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