SJ - February 17, 2021
Ben Roethlisberger is a name that we didn't expect to hear on the NFL's very active quarterback carousel. Once he announced that he planned to play in 2021 it was assumed that it would be in a Steelers uniform.
That may not be the case. Steelers GM Kevin Colbert failed to commit to Big Ben for next season. He hinted that a significant pay cut would be needed to keep Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh.
From Pro Football Talk:
“As we sit here today, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Colbert said, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN. “He reiterated to us that he wants to continue to play. We told him we have to look at this current situation.”
Colbert didn’t close the door on Roethlisberger returning, but he hinted that Roethlisberger would have to take a steep pay cut.
“Ben Roethlisberger did a lot of really good things last year. We anticipate that he could still do really good things going forward. Hopefully we can figure out how to do what’s best for the organization and for Ben. Hopefully he’ll be able to see that,” Colbert said.
I can't see Big Ben in another uniform, but nothing would surprise me. Tom Brady just won a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay for God's sake.
Anything is possible. Why not have Big Ben finishing his career with a miserable season in Chicago or somewhere equally as miserable?
I'm down. I'll definitely be watching.