Pittsburgh Steelers fans can feel a little more at ease today because it appears that their franchise quarterback isn’t quite ready to call it quits just yet.
While speaking at Liberty University on Friday, Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that he was “leaning towards it”, referring to deciding to return for another NFL season, per the Observer-Reporter (Washington, Pennsylvania).
Roethlisberger caused a bit of a stir when he stated that he was “going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options.”
The 35-year-old quarterback has dealt with numerous injuries over his stellar and successful career, so a sudden retirement can’t be ruled out, surprising at it may initially seem.
With Pittsburgh locking up Antonio Brown in a new long-term deal, a healthy Le’Veon Bell ready to roll and the potential return of Martavius Bryant from suspension should help motivate Roethlisberger to give it at least one more run.
But the Steelers should start seriously considering life after ‘Big Ben’ and perhaps may want to utilize an early round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft to select a quarterback to groom behind Roethlisberger.