May the clock strike midnight for “Large Ben?”
Ike Taylor, former Steelers DB, received two Tremendous Bowls with Ben Roethlisberger as his QB, however with Roethlisberger getting older and a query mark on the QB place coming into 2021, Taylor thinks it is excessive time for Roethlisberger to file his retirement papers.
Talking with TMZ, Taylor supplied some recommendation to Roethlisberger: Both grasp ’em up or get to coaching.
I feel 7 (Roethlisberger) ought to shut it down. And the rationale why I feel 7 ought to shut it down, he is completed every part he might probably can. No matter you are asking for a quarterback to do, as many alternatives to win Tremendous Bowls, I feel 7 did every part he might do. If 7 desires to come back again, 7’s gotta get on this Tom Brady regiment. He is gotta actually hone in within the offseason and get a few of his mobility again. ‘Trigger proper now within the NFL you may’t simply be a pocket — except you bought an offensive line, like a Tom Brady — you actually cannot be a pocket quarterback, they’re turning into extinct proper now. You gotta have some form of mobility.
And if Roethlisberger decides to lace up the cleats for one more season?
You are setting them again a yr, or two, or three. I feel the rationale why I feel you are setting them again is since you’ve seen the development in Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow earlier than he acquired harm and Baker Mayfield. So we’re speaking about three younger quarterbacks in a single division. Who’re you gonna choose final? I am not speaking concerning the accolades, I am not speaking concerning the Tremendous Bowl, I am speaking about 2020. Who’re you selecting final?
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Taylor bolstered that there is nothing improper with strolling away (clearly) and acknowledged that it is a tough resolution for some gamers to make, each affordable statements. Taylor stated that if the Steelers resolve to run it again with Roethlisberger, then the run sport must be on the forefront, with Roethlisberger taking cost.
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has been non-committal on Roethlisberger’s future in latest weeks, however the group has been open to bringing Roethlisberger again in 2021 — on the proper value. Roethlisberger at the moment has a cap hit of greater than $40,000,000, a hefty quantity, and the very best of any QB within the NFL.
Sitting at No. 24 within the first spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Steelers additionally could have some choices to exchange Roethlisberger with a younger signal-caller of their very own, or they might select to scour the trade- and free-agent markets for a future QB.
All of the choices are on the desk for Pittsburgh, however the eyes are squarely on “Large Ben” for his or her subsequent resolution to be made.