Ben Roethlisberger won two Super Bowls as the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Big Ben’s career placed him among the all-time elite QBs in the history of the NFL. That career recently came to an end after a playoff loss to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
It was assumed this would be Roethlisberger’s last NFL season. Steelers fans were just waiting on Ben to make it official. That official announcement came today.
Ben Roethlisberger shared a heartfelt message announcing he was calling it quits on Twitter. Roethlisberger said he not only found a place to play in Pittsburgh, but a home. The future Hall of Famer was grateful and humbled by the opportunity to play professional football at the highest level.
“I retire from football a truly grateful man. To all my teammates and the endless friendships that I’ve gained, I appreciate you and our shared commitment to wearing the black and gold with pride and dignity. Putting that jersey on every Sunday with my brothers will always be one of the greatest joys of my life.”
Ben Roethlisberger wraps up a career where he threw for over 64,000 passing yards. That is more than twelve miles. 418 touchdowns and 211 interceptions complete a stellar stat line. Big Ben’s career QB rating is a very solid 93.5.
It’s been a long time since the Pittsburgh Steelers have been without a franchise quarterback. The Steelers faithful have been spoiled. Time will tell what’s next for one of the NFL’s most storied teams.
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