Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger is on track in recovery from elbow injury

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The Steelers appear to be on track to get Ben Roethlisberger back as their starting quarterback.

Roethlisberger was lost for the season with an elbow injury after Week Two last year, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today that all signs are good. Although Tomlin hasn’t personally seen Roethlisberger’s workouts, he said the medical staffers working with Roethlisberger are pleased.

“He’s comfortable and pleased where he is. Some people who had the opportunity to work with him are impressed and pleased where he is. The medical experts are comfortable where he is and his readiness for 2020,” Tomlin said, via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

After Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges both struggled in Roethlisberger’s place last year, some thought the Steelers would make an effort to get better at the backup quarterback position this offseason. That they didn’t suggests that they’re confident in Roethlisberger’s ability to get healthy and stay healthy.

14 responses to “Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger is on track in recovery from elbow injury

  1. Do not over do it Ben, you have a another full year to do this right since there is not going to be a season in 2020.

  2. Translation:”He’s out of shape and over the hill. But he’s our best option.”

  3. I can see Tomlin now saying this, like a post game presser.

    “QB. Ben. Roethlisberger. Recovering from his surgery. On track for September. Exactly. Like the Drs. Expected.”

  4. I think Ben is going to be a beast when he gets back. Look how many “skill players” on offense left the Steelers and fell flat on their faces over the years. He doesn’t get enough credit for what he does.

  5. footballismybusiness says:
    June 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm
    Translation:”He’s out of shape and over the hill. But he’s our best option.”
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    you obviously have not seen recent pictures of Ben. He looks to be more in shape than any of the recent years. Conditioning won’t be an issue with his come back.

  6. Ben has a similar build to Dwayne Haskins, both are big and sturdy although Dwayne has a stronger arm and a quicker release. With similar body types, it was instructive that Dwayne lost 11 pounds and lowered his body fact by 7 percent this off season. By all reports, Dwayne is quicker and more explosive at the lower weight. Ben would be wise to emulate Dwayne. As Ben gets older, he will be better served by playing at a lesser weight to gain mobility, take fewer hits, and be less susceptible to injury. Father Time is not forgiving.

  7. bornsteel62 says:
    June 23, 2020 at 3:12 pm
    Kaepernick on line 2…
    Remember, this team also took a chance on a washed up Vick
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    Vick also understood he was no longer a starter and wasn’t looking for starting QB money like Kaep apparently is. Even if CK would be willing to embrace the fact he’s (at best) a backup and come down significantly from the $20M he was looking for from start-up-and-since-failed non-NFL leagues, I don’t think the Steelers have enough cap space for Kaep. Even if they had the space, I’d hope that they don’t want the circus. They aren’t that far down the road from the AB and Bell nonsense.

  8. I predict that right after he throws his 1st pick, he’ll be rubbing and flexing that elbow. It might even warrant getting carted off the field.

  9. you obviously have not seen recent pictures of Ben. He looks to be more in shape than any of the recent years

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    Ok, but you have to admit that wouldn’t take much to achieve

  10. this dude looks 58. Steeler fans are delusional if they think he is going to sustain all season and be effective

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