The Pittsburgh Steelers are not ready to commit to Big Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers are not ready to bring back Ben unless he takes a pay cut. As a matter of fact, Ben stated that he would be willing to come back at a lesser deal but to make that happen the Steelers have to want him back.
Ben Roethlisberger is injury prone, he has been banged up and tries to play through the pain, but that is not always good for the team.
Steelers GM was very straightforward when he was talking with Brooke Pryor of ESPN on Ben’s future.
“As we sit here today, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, He reiterated to us that he wants to continue to play. We told him we have to look at this current situation.”
“Ben Roethlisberger is on the team,” the general manager said Wednesday. “Ben Roethlisberger did a lot of really good things last year. We anticipate that he could still do some good things going forward.
“Hopefully there’s a way that we can try to figure out and do what’s best for the organization and do what’s best for Ben. Hopefully, he’ll be able to see that and feel the same way we do. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done, not only with Ben, with the whole unrestricted free-agent class and our whole cap situation as well.”
So here is the question, should Ben Roethlisberger retire? I mean his starting center Maurkice Pouncey just hung up his cleats.