Teammate says Roethlisberger wants to play three more years

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Roughly a year ago this time, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t sure he wanted to play again.

(Narrator voice: He played again.)

Now, he wants to keep going for several more years.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey said Roethlisberger told teammates he wanted to play three more years, confirming a report last week that he had extended his own timeframe.

“He says he wants to play out his contract so we’ll see,” Pouncey said.

Roethlisberger, who turns 36 in March, actually has two years left on his deal, so he’d need an extension to reach that goal.

But after the drama he created last offseason, there must at least be some degree of relief in Pittsburgh that they don’t have to go through that again.

25 responses to “Teammate says Roethlisberger wants to play three more years

  1. He’ll keep shoving Primanti’s samiches and any grease fried food he can get his hands on down his throat for the next 3 years. As for playing in the NFL, doubt he makes 3 more seasons but hoping the slug can stick around. I love watching them lose against terrible teams in the regular season and then implode in the playoffs. If Brady would retire after the SB, Baby Ben would still finish his career with 2 rings gifted from the refs and Good defenses, mainly James Harrison for his remarkable TD return before the half. Just remember, Ben Roethlisberger led his team to defeats against the Tebow led broncos and the Bortles led Jaguars. HOF qb’s don’t have that embarrassment on their resume.

  2. bobthebillsfan says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:49 pm
    Wonder if it has to do with Haley not returning.
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    I think this guy may have gotten it right.

    Most Steelers fans know that the offense worked best when Ben called the plays, such as in the hurry up offense, rather than when Haley called the plays. DeCastro confirmed that both 4th & 1 plays against the Jags were called from the sideline.

    Well even when I played in high school, we had a way for our QBs to signal to the center to snap the ball for a QB sneak immediately if a defender jumped offsides. Haley didn’t even give Ben that option for a sneak, Ben was stuck with the plays called.

    Can I also point out that all Ben did was answer honestly a question he was asked by the media when he said that last year? Maybe he should just give some stock answer, but then the media would have less things to write about and trolls would have less things to troll about. Just saying.

    Go Steelers!

  3. great, 3 more years of the dough-boy threatening to retire, i wish he and Leveon Smell would go away and maybe less people will hate the Stoolers.

  4. He’ll keep shoving Primanti’s samiches and any grease fried food he can get his hands on down his throat for the next 3 years. As for playing in the NFL, doubt he makes 3 more seasons but hoping the slug can stick around. I love watching them lose against terrible teams in the regular season and then implode in the playoffs. If Brady would retire after the SB, Baby Ben would still finish his career with 2 rings gifted from the refs and Good defenses, mainly James Harrison for his remarkable TD return before the half. Just remember, Ben Roethlisberger led his team to defeats against the Tebow led broncos and the Bortles led Jaguars. HOF qb’s don’t have that embarrassment on their resume.

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    Hey troll he has two SB rings that all your jealousy can’t take away….so stop ya crying

  5. corvuscrassirostris says:
    January 26, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    If Brady would retire after the SB, Baby Ben would still finish his career with 2 rings gifted from the refs and Good defenses, mainly James Harrison for his remarkable TD return before the half. Just remember, Ben Roethlisberger led his team to defeats against the Tebow led broncos and the Bortles led Jaguars. HOF qb’s don’t have that embarrassment on their resume.
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    Where DO they get these rocket scientists? Uh first of all, I recall James Harrison and that great Steeler D folding late against Arizona and needing Ben to put together the greatest come-from-behind drive in Super Bowl history — to save their bacon. Sorry Ben didn’t get to play teams like Seattle who made stupid plays at the goal line to gift him a ring, like the undeserved one Brady got there. As for playing Bortles, that’s hilarious — all Ben did was put up 6 TDs and actually outscore him. Yeah, too bad the refs didn’t rip off Jacksonville the way they did when they played New England, Ben would be in another Bowl right now for sure.

  6. Until he doesn’t. He’ll get sick of all the locker room and off field drama soon. That team is worse than a TV soap opera.
    These Are the Days of Your Life, Ben.
    He almost had enough last year and if the Steelers don’t win SB next year, which we all know they won’t, lol, he’ll retire. Changing the OC won’t bring the Steelers to the SB since they have the same HC and DC.

  7. nflfan22 says:
    January 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    You mean all the drama you and other media sources created.
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    Yeah it’s the media’s fault! It had nothing to do with A Brown Facebooking live the post game locker room speeches but the media reporting it. It isn’t a WR demanding a trade, it was the media reporting about it. It isn’t Bell sitting out demanding a starting QB salary, it is the media reporting his demands. It isn’t a HC that doesn’t know how to coach in crunch time, it’s the media reporting it. It wasn’t forcing the teams war veteran starting tackle to stand in the tunnel during the National Anthem, it was the media reporting it.
    It wasn’t the coach telling a national TV audience that his team will see the Pats in the AFCCG, it was the media fault for not stopping him. Need I go on?

  8. ampatsisahypocrite,

    Ben was gifted a ring against SEATTLE in SB XL. Worst performance from any Super Bowl winning Qb. Thank goodness for Bill Leavy, Willie Parker and Antwaan Randle El for providing that steeler victory, mainly Bill Leavy. Could you imagine what the LOB and Seattles defense would have done against Ben, and instead of Matt Hassleback playing Wilson and Lynch? Steelers got off lucky and any real fan knows that ring is tainted

  9. ampatsisahypocrite ,

    Stealers did play a terrible Seattle team in SB XL. If that team had to face the LOB and Wilson instead of Hassleback, what do you think would happen? Your savior Ben will go down in history with the worst qb rating and performance for a winning SB qb. Why did it take your greatness 58 minutes in the SB against Arizona to finally perform? Just remember, that was against the 29th ranked defense that season. They finished 9-7 and rode their offense there, not the D. As far as Baby bens career game against Jax, he was mostly heaving it up hoping for a miracle or PI. He got a couple miracles granted to him, but let’s not forget his 2 turnovers which led to Jax points. As far as the Steelers being in another bowl, when was the last time they beat the Pats in the playoffs?

  10. Little Ben got lucky when he faced two of the weakest teams ever to reach a Superbowl. But don’t forget, after that, his scandals started. Since then, Tebow knocked him out of Denver. Flacco embarrassed him at home. Manning ate him alive. Brady bounced him out of the stadium and Bortles rubbed his nose in the dirt. The blowout by Jacksonville was reminiscent of the clown stomping by Baltimore. Aren’t Steelers’ fans tired of seeing their team get humiliated in their own stadium? Guess not. The rest of the world is just fine with Roethlisboinger continuing to let you down.

  11. I love all these Pats fans who boast they’re the greatest yet have to run over onto Steeler article threads to talk trash. Proof that the best you’ll ever be able to do is second-best dynasty of all time. Now as for this chowd’heads comments:

    stoogy says:
    January 26, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    ampatsisahypocrite,

    Ben was gifted a ring against SEATTLE in SB XL. Worst performance from any Super Bowl winning Qb. Thank goodness for Bill Leavy, Willie Parker and Antwaan Randle El for providing that steeler victory, mainly Bill Leavy. Could you imagine what the LOB and Seattles defense would have done against Ben, and instead of Matt Hassleback playing Wilson and Lynch? Steelers got off lucky and any real fan knows that ring is tainted
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    Brady was gifted a ring against Seattle, too, so I guess that makes Ben even with him. You characters have some nerve talking about defenses bailing out QBs, Brady got carried by Ty Law’s pick 6 in his first Super Bowl (that and the refs letting the Pats’ defense get away with the worst holding and pass interference ever).

    As for Roethlisberger’s first Super Bowl, the Steelers never sniff that game if not for the THREE blistering passing games Ben put up in the playoffs — after Willie Parker and Bettis disappeared. So he earned that ring for the Steelers.

    And I don’t think any Patriots fans should be using the word “tainted” to describe other teams’ rings, if you know what I mean.

  12. corvuscrassirostris says:
    January 26, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    ampatsisahypocrite ,

    Stealers did play a terrible Seattle team in SB XL. If that team had to face the LOB and Wilson instead of Hassleback, what do you think would happen? Your savior Ben will go down in history with the worst qb rating and performance for a winning SB qb. Why did it take your greatness 58 minutes in the SB against Arizona to finally perform?
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    I don’t know what game you were watching, the Steelers were ahead nicely in that game all the way til the last three minutes, thanks to Roethlisberger. Then the D caved and gave up a bunch of points in a hurry late. And put the pressure on Ben to go 90 yards with only one possession left. Call me when Brady ever does that in a Super Bowl. And really I don’t get why you’re bringing up QBs Ben faced, like McNabb and Delhomme are Hall of Famers? Yeah Brady got the luxury of facing a guy whose teammates were making fun of him for throwing up on the field. So spare me your garbage dude, you’re clueless. And you’re only in this Super Bowl because the refs ripped off Jacksonville something awful.

  13. I love it, if The Pats win they tie the mighty stillers with 6 rings. What is really gonna make the yinzer’s heads explode is Terrific Tom getting his 6th. Yinz won’t be able to brag about more rings than every other franchise seeing as how Brady and his dynasty won 6 in 17 years. Gonna be a dark day in the “burgh”” lol. Btw Ampatsisahypocrite, how is Martavis working out, hope he’s not letting Sammy Watkins laundry build up. Thank goodness they drafted JuJu cause Bryant is worthless.

  14. As far as comparing Baby Ben to the “goat” Brady, even yourself being the biggest yinzer homer knows that is not even a debate. Balloon boy Ben wouldn’t make a pimple on Brady’s rear and every NFL fan knows it.

  15. ….As far as the Steelers being in another bowl, when was the last time they beat the Pats in the playoffs?….

    1998 LMAO.

    Cowher 1-2
    Trip 0-2

    PIT 1-4 postseason vs NE.

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