Steelers Issue Surprising Ben Roethlisberger Update
The Steelers issued a surprising Ben Roethlisberger update on Tuesday.
Roethlisberger, 37, sat out of 14 games this year due to an elbow injury that needed surgery. Although everyone assumed that the veteran would be back next year, the team revealed during a media session that is not a guarantee.
According to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Roethlisberger will have a “significant” check-up in two months that will determine his future.
Tomlin says Roethlisberger will have a significant checkup around the first of February to map out where he is and what’s next.
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“That will be significant in terms of mapping out what is next,” Tomlin said.
“But that is a moving target.”
If that medical test does not go as planned, presumably Pittsburgh will need to reassess its quarterback situation going into 2020.
In 2018 the two-time Super Bowl champ recorded 5,129 passing yards, 34 touchdowns and 16 picks.
This year, with him out, Pittsburgh had to rely heavily on Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges, neither of whom stood out for being particularly effective.
If this February check-up does not go as planned for Roethlisberger, don’t be surprised to see the Steelers start looking for potential trades to address their gaping hole at quarterback.