Ben Roethlisberger not run for Steelers this season for the first time since 2003. Roethlisberger left NFL 18 years later, and now Pittsburgh is moving forward with Kenny Pickett and Mitch Trubisky at the top of their quarterback depth chart.
However, Roethlisberger’s decision to resign may not have been as friendly as it seemed. Jerry Dulac from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a Q&A, readers were asked if there was “bad blood between the Steelers and Big Ben”. “I would say it is very, very safe,” Dulac said.
Roethlisberger’s resignation came a year after many thought the Steelers should have let him go. After winning in AFC North In 2020, Pittsburgh re-signed the quarterback after renegotiating the terms of the final year of his contract.
Big Ben Roethlisberger’s final season with the Steelers
Roethlisberger had 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 16 regular season games in his final NFL season. in wildcard AFC playoff round, he lost 42-21 Chiefs.
Roethlisberger would need a new contract to play this season because he was supposed to be a free agent at the end of the season.