Pittsburgh Steelers’ Draft QB Mason Rudolph but Big Ben has Other Plans
In a recent interview with “The Pittsburgh Post Gazette”, Pittsburgh Steelers veteran, and legend quarterback Ben Roethlisberger let the people know he was not going anywhere. The now 36-year-old Pittsburgh quarterback is reaching his expiration date as a starting NFL quarterback, and sooner than people expected it to happen.
Perhaps some of the skepticism was due to the Steelers’ 76th overall pick in this most recent NFL draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers used their round 3 pick (no.12, which they had to bargain with the Seattle Seahawks for to move up spots) to pick up Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. It’s funny because the Steelers used the draft pick before they got Rudolph to select Wide Receiver James Washington. Ironically, Both Washington and Rudolph have some decent chemistry already, which makes me thing the Steelers are getting straight to work with their new quarterback project.
Roethlisberger is one of the greatest, but even he knows his time is coming soon to retire, but that time is not now. Pittsburgh Steelers’ center, and best friend on the team of Big Bens’ reported to ESPN that Roethlisberger told him specifically that he wants to be there for at least 3 more years.
Big Ben told his coaches he will be more than fine due to the great chemistry of their offensive line. He said that as long as the line comes together like they have in the previous years, then he will be healthy and more than capable of still being “Their guy” for a few more years. Who knows what is in store for Ben, but I know he has intentions of sticking around. Roethlisberger ended by saying “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