Steelers GM does not think Ben Roethlisberger is near retirement yet

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Ben Roethlisberger will turn 38 in a number of weeks and is recovering from a serious elbow damage that required surgery, however the Pittsburgh Steelers are confident the star quarterback just isn't approaching the end line of his profession.

Steelers basic manager Kevin Colbert offered a constructive replace about Roethlisberger’s rehab on Thursday and stated he believes Massive Ben might be better in 2020 than he was this previous season.

That sounds somewhat real looking, but Colbert’s response to a follow-up question about Roethlisberger was a bit less plausible. The GM was asked if he thinks Huge Ben is nearing the top of his career and famous that Eli Manning is just a yr older and simply retired. Colbert stated the Steelers don’t assume Roethlisberger is “on the end of the street.”

Roethlisberger will not be on the finish of the street, but he’s definitely getting very close. While he had arguably his greatest NFL season in 2018 with 5,129 yards, 34 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, he has already openly contemplated retirement. Legendary coach Bill Parcells once stated if a player is considering retiring he's already retired, so the place does that depart Roethlisberger?

Perhaps Roethlisberger can be motivated to prove he can return from a serious damage and still play at a excessive degree, which is something he has already hinted at. Nevertheless, it will be a shock if he plays into his 40s like Tom Brady. Steelers fans should take pleasure in Massive Ben whereas they nonetheless have him.