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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Doesn’t Commit to a Return to the Team for 2017

The Steelers may very well have a major problem on their hands in 2017 if the words of their franchise quarterback mean anything.

According to 93.7 The Fan in an interview earlier today, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger says that he’s got to “consider all options” about coming back to the NFL and the black and gold next season.

The following comes from “The Cook and Poni Show” earlier today

“I’m going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options,” Ben stated. “To consider health, and family and things like that and just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season, if there’s going to be a next season.”

The Steelers two-time winning Super Bowl QB will be 35 in March, and just wrapped up his 13th NFL season.

This past year he threw for 3,819 yards, 29 touchdowns and 13 picks and a QB rating of 95.4

The hosts asked flat out if Ben was going to return for a 14th NFL season, to which he replied: “I’m going to take some time and evaluate with my family and just do a lot of praying about it and make sure it’s the right thing for me and my family.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Renee L Keirn

    January 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Please come back for one more season Big Ben you are the best QB in the NFL in my eyes I will always be a Big fan of your

  2. Dave B.

    January 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Ben is frustrated and for the first time in his career hes letting the Rooneys know about it . The Steelers dont have the players on their roster to compete against Tom Brady . Its as simple as that . Either different players are going to have to be brought in or the defensive scheme is going to have to change . Playing zone defense against Brady is suicide , plain and simple . Brady has carved and dissected their defenses to pieces for more than a decade . Its a known fact that the road to the Super Bowl in the AFC is going through New England and I think Ben feels like , why bother ? We have no chance to win.

  3. Jay

    January 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Artie burns, Sean Davis, (notice I didn’t mention Mitchell because he SUCKS!!!), bud Dupree, James Harrison (albeit an aging one), javon Hargrove, heyward, tuitt , Shazier, foster, pouncey, decastro, Ben, Bell, brown…now three of those are rookies in the defensive side and s fourth was injured but I opine we DO HAVE the talent to compete…imagine if we flipped coaches and beluchick had this roster….he’s a gone up to New England and spanked Tomlin Brady or no Brady! The difference is in the preparation , coaching and total laissez faire attitude that this complete waste of space coach and his useless staff sans Munchak perpetuates!

    • Robert H Shaffer

      January 27, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Tomlin has turned this team into a train wreck!

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