Ben Roethlisberger To Continue Playing Beyond 2021?

The Steelers recently inked quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a lucrative contract extension that will keep him under club control through 2021. At the time, GM Kevin Colbert said that the contract would likely be Big Ben’s last.

That jibed with the sentiments that Colbert expressed earlier this year when he first indicated that he was exploring a new deal for his star quarterback. But now he’s suggesting that he would be open to keeping Roethlisberger around in 2022 — which would be Roethlisberger’s age-40 season — and beyond.

Colbert said (via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk), “I know [Roethlisberger] doesn’t have an expiration date. We just felt that [the extension] was a foreseeable future that we were able to do, and he was agreeable to. But I’m sure that he doesn’t have an expiration date. I know that he’s still very competitive. He still wants to do this at a high level.”

Of course, Tom Brady will be 42 before the season starts, Drew Brees will play his age-40 season this year, and Peyton Manning was almost 40 when he played his last game. Although those future Hall-of-Famers have not absorbed as many hits as Roethlisberger throughout their careers, they have shown that geriatric signal-callers have plenty to offer.

Colbert added, “What [Roethlisberger] wants is more Super Bowls. And he wants to continue to try to win, and we’re gonna support that. And that was a big part of why we were willing to do what we did, and now it’s our job to help him help us get there.”

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18 comments on “Ben Roethlisberger To Continue Playing Beyond 2021?

        • deal1122

          How old are you..? 5? You classless losers really need to find something better to do

          • tank62

            What a chump, I’m classless but the big drunken rapist is A OK. Pathetic

            • graysondecker

              If our president can openly state that he grabs women by their, you know what, then I see no problem with a quarterback doing the same

                • graysondecker

                  You want to talk about pathetic? You’re attacking a bunch of people on a website online, probably to cover for the fact that you’re an insecure, sad little man with no life. If anyone should avoid reproduction, it’s you.

                  • tank62

                    I attacked nobody, i called out a rapist and was attacked by rape apologists. Like you.

                    • graysondecker

                      You attacked me first. I made a joke, and you called me sad and pathetic. You called the person who commented before me pathetic as well.

    • forwhomjoshbelltolls

      He’s famous and he grabbed them by the P.

      Is this not acceptable behavior to you?

      • tank62

        It’s disgusting behavior and only sickos defend it.
        And Josh Bell is a bum by the way

  1. bradthebluefish

    Big Ben should be able to stay on team until he no longer wants to play. Same goes for Brady and Brees.

  2. Paul1989

    Brees was looking very geriatric by the end of the season last year.

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