Is Big Ben Calling It Quits? BREAKING NEWS 1-24-176 minute read
Now that we know the two teams who are going to go against each other in Super Bowl LI, there will be a lot of news stories leading up to game about the teams and the players and coaches. But the biggest news coming out today is surrounding a team that just came off a dreadful lost in the AFC Championship game. The News surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers’ that their leader and Captain Ben Roethlisberger (Big Ben), is considering retirement at the age of 34. Roethlisberger is coming off a bad lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, People had the Steelers winning that game and the super bowl this year. In a radio interview Tuesday afternoon with KDKA-FM Pittsburgh, he hinted about that fact he may retire before the 2017 season. Roethlisberger said “Just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season — if there’s gonna be a next season — all those things. At my point in my career, my age, I think that’s the prudent and smart thing to do every year.” Roethlisberger will take some time to weigh his options for next season. Sources close to Big Ben say they would not be surprised if he returns next season, but they do respect his decision if he does walk away from the game. Roethlisberger did add before finishing his interview “You want to be able to leave this game walking out of it in a healthy spot,” and that the toll of injuries will have a lot to do with his final decision.
So what legacy does Big Ben go out with. He is now the Steelers’ winningest quarterback in franchise history as well as the leading passer with 46,814 yards and 301 touchdowns.
ROETHLISBERGER IS THE FIRST QUARTERBACK IN NFL HISTORY WITH TWO GAMES OF 500+ PASSING YARDS.
2: AP OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2004
3: YOUNGEST SUPER-BOWL WINNING QUARTER-BACK IN NFL HISTORY.
4:Roethlisberger has been one of the most efficient passers in NFL history. He currently ranks 9th all-time in NFL passer rating (94.0), tied for 6th in yards per attempt (7.93), and tied for 10th in completion percentage (63.85%) among quarterbacks with a minimum of 1,500 career attempts. He has the fourth highest career winning percentage (.710) as a starter in the regular season among quarterbacks with a minimum of 100 starts. He is one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to have beaten at least 31 of the current NFL teams.
5: HIS GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT HE LED THE STEELERS TO TWO SUPER-BOWL VICTORIES.
Many argue that Roethlisberger is still not consider Elite, a lot of people will also disagree and put him in that Elite category, I put him in that category.
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