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 Post subject: Ben says he wants to play 3-5 more years
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 8:16 pm 
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http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2337 ... -3-5-years



PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger might be quarterbacking the Pittsburgh Steelers at age 40.

Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he plans to play three to five more years if he stays healthy and his offensive line is intact.

The Steelers selected Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph with the 76th overall pick in last week's draft, raising questions about whether the franchise had found an heir apparent to Big Ben.

"If he's going to be their guy, that's great, but in my perfect world it's not going to be for a while," Roethlisberger told the newspaper.


"I'll still take it one year at a time and give it everything I have that one year," Ben Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports
Roethlisberger, who turned 36 in March, flirted with retirement after the 2016 season but started to entertain the prospect of future years last season. He publicly committed to 2018 minutes after a playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Center Maurkice Pouncey, his best friend on the team, told ESPN that Roethlisberger had informed him he wanted to play three more seasons.

Roethlisberger has two years left on his contract, and team president Art Rooney II said this offseason that the team is prepared to discuss a contract extension with the quarterback.

"I went and talked to Art (Rooney II) and coach (Mike Tomlin) and coach Randy (Fichtner) and basically said, listen, I can't control -- barring major injuries, barring things at home, and things out of your control -- the way my body feels," Roethlisberger told the Post-Gazette. "The way our O-line is put together, as good as they are, they kept me healthy as can be the last couple of years. I really feel I can play this game another three to five years."

Roethlisberger validated that notion with his play late last season. After a slow start to the year's first half, Roethlisberger averaged nearly 350 passing yards and three touchdowns per game over the final seven outings. His entire starting offensive line is under contract, plus weapons Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and JuJu Smith-Schuster.

"I'll still take it one year at a time and give it everything I have that one year, but that's what I feel comfortable telling (the Steelers)," Roethlisberger said about his time frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben says he wants to play 3-5 more years
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 8:25 pm 
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Only 3-5 more years???

Better grab another QB in next years draft too.

Maybe round 1 or 2.

A 6-10 season at some point down the road really scares the heck out of me. Had better plan our picks around that first and immediate team needs second.

Winning now is important but not nearly as important as not loosing 3 years from now.

Or so says the powers that be.

At the very least we know exactly what these guys prioritize.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 8:30 pm 
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If the Rudolph pick gets 5 more years out of Ben it's already the best pick in the draft.

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Firing Haley is what rejuvenated Ben.

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TB wrote:
If the Rudolph pick gets 5 more years out of Ben it's already the best pick in the draft.


^^^^^This! A third round pick for 4-5 years of a jealous/motivated Ben is a steal!


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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Firing Haley is what rejuvenated Ben.



+100. He will never say it, but he was the biggest reason for Haley’s departure. Some might even say he had him fired. If you don’t get along with the franchise QB, prepare to get along with the faux franchise QB in Cleveland.


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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Firing Haley is what rejuvenated Ben.


Better than a truck of avocados.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben says he wants to play 3-5 more years
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Firing Haley is what rejuvenated Ben.


maybe if we fire Tomlin we can get 10 more years of Ben!

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Kodiak wrote:
bradshaw2ben wrote:
Firing Haley is what rejuvenated Ben.


maybe if we fire Tomlin we can get 10 more years of Ben!


If only.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben says he wants to play 3-5 more years
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Kodiak wrote:
bradshaw2ben wrote:
Firing Haley is what rejuvenated Ben.


maybe if we fire Tomlin we can get 10 more years of Ben!

Ben likes Tomlin


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