Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the team Friday that he will be returning to play his 14th season.
Roethlisberger started the speculation about his status after Pittsburgh lost the AFC Championship game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. He told 93.7 The Fan he would “take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options, to consider health and family and things like that, just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season, if there’s going to be a next season.”
There’s no doubt that if any quarterback were to retire this offseason it would be Roethlisberger. He has been injured countless times and he has taken a ton of hits behind his offensive line. He also has two Super Bowl rings and not much left to prove.
Roethlisberger is ninth all-time with 301 touchdown passes and 10th with 46,814 passing yards.