Could the clock strike midnight for “Big Ben”?
Former DB Steelers Ike Taylor has won two Super Bowls with Ben Roethlisberger as QB, but with Roethlisberger aging and a question mark as QB entering 2021, Taylor thinks it’s high time for Roethlisberger to drop his retirement papers.
Speaking with TMZ, Taylor offered Roethlisberger some advice: Either hang them up or practice.
I think 7 (Roethlisberger) should stop him. And the reason I think he should shut it down is that he did everything he could. Whatever you ask a quarterback to do, so many chances to win the Super Bowls, I think 7 did all they could. If 7 wants to come back, 7 must be part of this Tom Brady regiment. He really needs to improve during the offseason and regain some of his mobility. Because right now in the NFL you can’t just be a pocket – unless you have an offensive line, like a Tom Brady – you really can’t be a pocket quarterback, they’re in. disappearing right now. You have to have some kind of mobility.
What if Roethlisberger decides to lace up the studs for another season?
You put them back a year, two or three. I think the reason I think you put them back is because you saw the progress of Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow before he got injured and Baker Mayfield. We are therefore talking about three young quarterbacks in a division. Who will you choose last? I’m not talking about the accolades, I’m not talking about the Super Bowl, I’m talking about 2020. Who do you pick last?
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Taylor stressed that there was nothing wrong with walking away (obviously) and acknowledged that it was a tough decision for some players, two reasonable statements. Taylor said if the Steelers decide to revive him with Roethlisberger, then the running game needs to be front and center, with Roethlisberger taking the lead.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert hasn’t made any commitments on Roethlisberger’s future in recent weeks, but the organization has been open to bringing Roethlisberger back in 2021 – at the right price. Roethlisberger currently has a cap of over $ 40 million, a high number and the highest of any QB in the NFL.
Sitting in No.24 of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Steelers may also have options to replace Roethlisberger with a young caller of their own signal, or they may choose to browse the commercial agent and free agent markets. a future QB.
All options are on the table for Pittsburgh, but eyes are squarely on “Big Ben” for their next decision.