Pittsburgh Steelers started off their 2020 NFL campaign with an impressive 11-game winning streak. Veteran QB Ben Roethlisberger returned from an elbow injury suffered in 2019. He threw for 3,800+ yards with 33 passing TDs against 10 interceptions as the Steelers finished the season with a 12-4 record.
But they suffered back-t0-back defeats at the hands of Baker Mayfield-led Cleveland Browns in the NFC Wild Card Round. Ben will turn 39 in March and is entering the twilight of his career. His counterparts from the famous 2004 NFL draft class Eli Manning and Philip Rivers have already called time on their respective careers.
Is Big Ben next? Here’s what he has to say.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was all smiles while appearing on a recent interview. He was asked to comment on his future with the Steelers, and Big Ben was quick to give a positive response.
“I want to do everything I can and made that very clear to them from the very beginning that it was my idea to basically help the team however I can this year. assuring that he approached Pittsburgh first about restructuring his deal,” Roethlisberger told The Athletic’s Ed Bouchette.
When asked about his salary and pay package, Big Ben responded, “I don’t care about my pay at all this year!”
“I am pretty sure I want to go one more year. (because) I think I can do it and give us a real chance and winning,” the Steelers man added.
Roethlisberger and his teammates will definitely be disappointed by how their campaign ended. But coach Tomlin will be confident that his team can repeat their display from 2020, which saw them crowned AFC North champions.
The Steelers will use the offseason period to sort out contract issues with existing players. President Art Rooney II will also look to make some smart roster moves to strengthen in areas of weakness. Can Big Ben win another Championship ring before hanging up his boots?