Regardless of what people think about Ben Roethlisberger off the field, the Pittsburgh Steelers veteran has only one with after his possible final NFL game. The scenario stands like this: Steelers have to not only beat the Baltimore Ravens in order to make the Playoffs. They also need the Indiannapolis Colts to lose to Jacksonville Jaguars and the for Raiders-Rams game not to end in a tie. If that happens, Ben Roethlisberger will have at least one more game as a professional in the NFL. But the situation seems highly unlikely and the veteran is already talking about the legacy he wants to leave after he retires.
During a recent interview, Roethlisberger spoke to Bill Cowher at CBS about the legacy he wants to leave. He confirmed that if the Steelers are eliminated, Sunday’s game will be his last as an NFL professional. But when asked about his leagacy, all Ben talked about was his exploits on the field. Obviously, nobody is going to ask him about the many scandals he’s been involved in throughout his entire career. Mentioning these passges in Ben Roethlisberger’s life is considered tasteless by many accounts. But not talking about it when he retires will be almost inevitable.
Can the Steelers pull this off on Sunday?
Simply by the fact that the Ravens won’t have Lamar Jackson playing for them, at least Ben Roethlisberger will get a chance to end his illustrious NFL career with a victory. That’s the most he can aspire to, at least if a miracle doesn’t happen. The Raiders vs Rams game will likely have a clear winner but the Colts losing to Jacksonville seems far more complicated to happen. Anything can happen but don’t expect much because Roethlisberger will likely finish his career as a pro next Sunday.