Steelers Issue Ben Roethlisberger Update
The Steelers issued a Ben Roethlisberger update recently.
Roethlisberger has played sixteen long years in the NFL and has the scars to prove it. Last year, he suffered arguably the worst injury of his long career and had to sit out 14 total outings.
Despite not being cleared to play football yet, Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert says Roethlisberger is healing up nicely so far.
In a conversation with the press, Colbert suggested that “all signs are good” when it comes to Roethlisberger’s recovery process.
Later in February the veteran quarterback is due to for a checkup, at which point a more clear prognosis on when he will be able to return should be made.
In a meeting with beat writers, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said he remains optimistic that Ben Roethlisberger’s rehab is going in the right direction. He has a check-up in LA on 2/21.
“All signs are good. We’re hopeful he can make a complete recovery.”
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) February 13, 2020
The big question will be, if Roethlisberger does return, will happen after next year. The two-year, $68 million deal that he signed last season will expire in 2021.
At that point, he will either have to decide whether he wants to retire or if he wants to come back for one more year.
In the beginning of 2020 Roethlisberger will be 38 years old, but it is an old 38. He has taken a lot of damage and has a ton of mileage on his tires.
The problem for Pittsburgh is that at the moment they do not actually have anyone to replace him with.
That means that while an aging Roethlisberger is not the ideal option as your team’s starting quarterback, he is pretty much the best the Steelers have at this point.