Ben Roethlisberger may be playing his last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But Mike Tomlin and the rest of the team are reportedly not paying it too much attention.
The news of Big Ben’s retirement comes from a recent report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter stating that Steelers players have been privately told by the quarterback himself.
When asked about the circulating story, Steeler coach Mike Tomlin was more amused than he was taken aback or dismissive of the news.
Via Pro Football Talk:
“Ben doesn’t allow it to become an issue,” Tomlin said. “Ben has been pretty solid in terms of his expressions that he’s singularly focused on what we’re doing now. He’ll deal with those things on the other side of his journey, and I’m with him on it. So it’s not a distraction. I thought it was funny that it was seemingly a story this weekend, to be honest with you.”
Ben Roethlisberger’s potential retirement would end a spectacular 18-year playing career which included two Super Bowl wins and six Pro Bowl appearances.
While he’s been a shell of his former self in the past few seasons, with his last Pro Bowl appearance back in 2017, Big Ben will still go down as one of the greatest ever to suit up for the Steelers.