In all the hoopla of the offseason and following other franchises – most closely the Eagles and what the Browns will do with the #1 overall pick and the #12 – I have lost track that Ben Roethlisberger is considering retirement. He said this after the Steelers got squashed at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Championship game.
But Roethlisberger sounds like he’s coming back. In fact he so much as said he’s leaning towards coming back.
“I’m leaning towards it,” Roethlisberger said on Friday when asked about playing in 2017, via Dale Lolley of the Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter.
Well, that’s good for the game of football. He will be back. He’s the player that you hear so many compare Carson Wentz to. He’s a future Hall of Famer. The game wouldn’t be quite as prominent just losing Roethlisberger on a whim to retirement. When he announces it’s official that he’s coming back, we’ll be happy to see him play at least one more season.
The door is truly wide open for the Steelers to make yet another run through the AFC North, they have the best skill players in the NFL.