Mike Tomlin has no doubt Ben Roethlisberger will be ready Week One

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be good to go at the start of the season.

That’s the word from head coach Mike Tomlin, who said on ESPN this morning that he doesn’t have a doubt that Roethlisberger will start Week One.

“I have no hesitation,” Tomlin said.

Roethlisberger played just two games last year before a season-ending elbow injury, but the Steelers have maintained all offseason that they’re very comfortable with where he is in his recovery. Pittsburgh remained in playoff contention all season, despite having to go to Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges. With Roethlisberger back, the Steelers’ eyes will be on knocking off the Ravens in the AFC North.

The 2020 season will be Roethlisberger’s 17th in Pittsburgh. With Eli Manning retiring and Philip Rivers moving on from the Chargers, Roethlisberger will be second only to Tom Brady for the longest tenure among any quarterback with his current team — and if Brady leaves New England, the Steelers and Roethlisberger will have been together longer than any quarterback and team in the league in 2020.

3 responses to “Mike Tomlin has no doubt Ben Roethlisberger will be ready Week One

  1. Ben’s career is winding down. Hopefully he can come back and give the Steelers another solid season or two, while they line up his successor.

  2. $33.5 million for 2020 I’d be hoping he retires if I was Tomlin…Next year is 31.5 million

    Thats a lot of coin for a 39/40 year old who hasn’t got it done

  3. IS HE NOT THE ONLY STARTING QB LEFT WITH ALLEGED MULTIPLE SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES OVER HIS CAREER? CAN WE THERE BY ASSUME THAT THE (GREAT?) COACH MIKE TOMLIN IN ADDITION TO NOT CARING ABOUT RACIAL SLURS FROM HIS BACK UP QB IS EVEN LESS CONCERNED ABOUT ALLEGED SEXUAL FELONIES FROM HIS STARTING QB. HOW SAD FOR ONE OF THE BENCHMARK NFL TEAMS! PS, PLEASE NOTE THE BROWN’S EX GM, DORSEY SAID AT THE TIME THAT MYLES GARRETT WAS TOSSED FROM THE GAME HE TOLD HIM ABOUT THE RACIAL SLUR, THE NFL HAS NOT PUBLICIZED THIS FACT UNTIL TODAY. WONDER WHY?

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