The Return of Ben Roethlisberger
Is it just me or does it seem like Roethlisberger loves drama. I feel like it’s always, “Roethlisberger is hurt there’s no way he can play.” But then out of nowhere comes Big Ben who plays through the pain and wins the game.
Fast forward to this offseason. Roethlisberger seems like he’s going to retire, but then out of nowhere he wants to return and play. Come on people, he was always going to play. Like I said, Big Ben loves the drama and what better drama than to comeback and lead an offense that just so happens to be oozing with talent. Brown, Bryant and Smith-Schuster catching passes on the outside, a pass-catching, set the tone running back who will open passing lanes and an offensive line who allowed you to get sacked the lowest amount in your career.
Lets keep in mind that Roethlisberger threw for 3,819 yards in just 14 games this past season. He’s an elite quarterback at age 35. Tom Brady just enjoyed one of his best seasons at the age of 39, so why can’t Big Ben have some success in his later years?
This is also reminiscent of when Jerome Bettis was about to leave following the 2005 season. If you memory serves you, Bettis was on the verge of retirement due to taking so much punishment over the years. But then, a young quarterback convincing him to return for one more season and promised him a Super Bowl ring. That quarterback was Ben Roethlisberger. Now, I’m not sure if someone like Antonio Brown did the same kind of convincing to Roethlisberger, but if the Steelers win a Super Bowl this year and it comes out that someone did, just know I called it.