Ben Roethlisberger predicted that the University of Central Florida's Blake Bortles will be the best quarterback to emerge from the 2014 NFL draft class, and he took a wait-and-see approach when it comes to Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel.

Not that Roethlisberger is planning to cede the spotlight to these young quarterbacks or any other ones entering the NFL in the near future.

Roethlisberger, a little more than two months removed from celebrating his 32nd birthday, said retirement is nowhere near the horizon for him, even though he is the third-longest tenured player on the Steelers.

"I feel like I'm in great shape," Roethlisberger said Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan. "I think I can get five, six, seven more years out of this arm and these legs."

Roethlisberger played every snap last season, and the Steelers' extensive use of the no-huddle offense in the second half of 2013 limited the hits he absorbed, as Big Ben generally got rid of the ball quicker.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has said that the organization plans to maximize Roethlisberger's remaining seasons by surrounding the 11th-year veteran with as much talent as possible.

Roethlisberger has two years left on his contract, the same length he had on his rookie deal when the Steelers made him the highest-paid player in franchise history.