Ben Roethlisberger RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ben Roethlisberger confirms considering retirement: 'It doesn't matter' how serious

    CBS Sports "This offseason, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger put plenty of fear into Pittsburgh fans by declaring in late January that he wasn't committing to playing football in 2017. Retirement was on the table, but no one really believed him, even when he doubled down and said in March he was only..." May 26

  • Big Ben on retirement speculation: 'It doesn't matter'

    NFL.com "Whether you took Ben Roethlisberger's retirement talk seriously or not, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback doesn't care. When asked how close he was to walking away from the NFL, Big Ben replied: "It doesn't matter, I'm here now." (Sidebar: Built it excuse to link to The Rock's 'It doesn't..." May 24

  • Roethlisberger laments Le’Veon Bell’s absence from OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell currently doesn’t have a contract. Which means that he can’t, absent a rarely-used (by veteran players) letter of protection, participate in offseason workouts. That hasn’t stopped quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from publicly lamenting Bell’s absence. “I’m..." May 24

  • Big Ben won't give Steelers more than one-year commitment

    Yardbarker "Ben Roethlisberger reiterated Tuesday that his commitment to the Pittsburgh Steelers does not run any further than this upcoming season. Speaking with reporters on the first day of OTAs, Roethlisberger made it clear that he did not give Art Rooney more than a one-year commitment, per Ray..." May 23

  • Ben Roethlisberger still “proud” of self-reporting concussion

    Pro Football Talk "With the attention brought to concussions and the diagnosis of them by Tom Brady’s wife, many are talking about the fine line between getting one and talking about it. Saints quarterback Drew Brees has admitted that he would try to hide the injury from his wife. But one guy who has..." May 22

  • Willie Colon says Ben Roethlisberger seriously considered retiring

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger publicly mused about retiring this offseason, and it wasn’t just talk. Former Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon, a teammate of Roethlisberger’s for seven seasons, said this morning on PFT Live that Roethlisberger was seriously considering retiring..." May 16

  • Turns out, Myles Garrett isn't the Browns' first top pick to call out Big Ben

    CBS Sports "One of the first things Myles Garrett said publicly after the Browns took him with the first overall pick in last month's NFL Draft was this: " I'm going to try to take [Big Ben] down ." That would be Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, 13-year veteran, two-time Super Bowl champion and..." May 15

  • Ben Roethlisberger won't look past 2017, amused by Myles Garrett challenge

    ESPN "Ben Roethlisberger is not committing to the Steelers beyond the 2017 season. The quarterback told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this week that he's "got to take it year by year at this point." "I'm never going to look past any year because I want to give everything I have to that year,"..." May 05

  • Roethlisberger: Martavis Bryant 'has to win back everybody's trust'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ben Roethlisberger said he never looked back after deciding to return to the Steelers for another season, his 14th in the NFL. But a little positive reinforcement never hurts. For Roethlisberger, it came last week during the first night of the NFL draft. The Cleveland Browns used the No. 1..." May 05

  • Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger apologizes for rift with hometown

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he's sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown. Roethlisberger was back in Findlay over the weekend as he and his sister were inducted into Hancock County's sports hall of fame. He says he was hurt..." April 24

  • Roethlisberger: I owe Dan Rooney 'such a debt of gratitude'

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called into KDKA on Friday to share what chairman Dan Rooney meant to him. “It’s a sad time in Pittsburgh for Steelers fans, Steeler nation, all over the world, it just feels like we’ve lost a big part of our soul and who we are,”..." April 15

  • Dan Rooney convinced Bill Cowher to draft Ben Roethlisberger

    The Sports Daily "Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who died Thursday at age 84, already was in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when a stroke of his leadership set the Steelers on the path to their fifth and sixth championships. Head coach Bill Cowher and director of football operations Kevin Colbert were ready to..." April 14

  • Roethlisberger disputes report that he’s lobbying for a tight end

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has committed to the team for 2017. As the 2017 draft approaches, Roethlisberger wants it to be known that he’s not expecting the team to make a commitment at any one specific position. Specifically, Roethlisberger has disputed a report from NFL Network..." April 13

  • The Mystery of Why Big Ben Has Everyone Blocked on Twitter is Semi Solved

    Black Sports Online "Big Ben has a twitter account that is run by a social media team. He used that account to announce he isn’t retiring which is odd because no one believe he was going to retire, but I digress. When NFL reporters tried to report the story they noticed they were all blocked by him. This was..." April 07

  • Ben Roethlisberger Will Return For 14th Season

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he will return to play for the team this season. Roethlisberger sent the information out on his Twitter account Friday afternoon. In January Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan that he might retire from the NFL. “I’m going to take this..." April 07

  • Opposing coaches not taking Roethlisberger's retirement comments too seriously

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "John Harbaugh had a wry smile on his face when he was asked his reaction when he heard Ben Roethlisberger was contemplating not returning for the 2017 season. Harbaugh, who has had to face Roethlisberger and the Steelers twice a year as coach of the Baltimore Ravens, thought it was a great..." March 30

  • Art Rooney: I expect Ben Roethlisberger to play in 2017

    NFL.com "Although Ben Roethlisberger has yet to definitively announce his plans since broaching the possibility of retirement in late January, the Steelers are proceeding as if their franchise quarterback will be under center in Week 1. Just two days after coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged that he doesn't..." March 29

  • Tomlin, Steelers prepping for life after Roethlisberger

    NFL.com "By the start of training camp, we might look back at Ben Roethlisberger's retire-or-not-to-retire waffling as a silly storyline, a manufactured Favrian imitation, short on suspense and void of intrigue. But in Pittsburgh, Steelers brass is taking Big Ben's hints at retirement as, if not a..." March 26

  • Ben Roethlisberger leaning toward a return to Steelers

    Observer Reporter "To the surprise of no one who has spent any amount of time at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is “leaning towards” returning to play in 2017. Roethlisberger spoke at the Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend conference at Liberty University Friday and was asked if..." March 19

  • Steelers starting to think about Ben Roethlisberger's replacement

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ben Roethlisberger turns 35 Thursday, and he shouldn’t be surprised if and when the Steelers use a draft choice to take a quarterback who could be his eventual replacement. After all, general manager Kevin Colbert said the Steelers have already talked to him about the possibility. “You..." March 02

  • Bruce Arians believes Ben Roethlisberger will play in 2017

    ESPN "One of Ben Roethlisberger’s former coaches believes the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will suit up in 2017. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who was Roethlisberger’s offensive coordinator from 2007 until 2011, following a three-year stint as the Steelers’ wide receivers coach, told ESPN..." February 20

  • Steelers GM expects Big Ben to return but says team needs a 'QB plan in place'

    CBS Sports "First, the good news: Shortly after the Steelers’ season ended in Gillette Stadium against a much better Patriots team, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hinted that he might retire. The expectation is that won’t happen and the future Hall of Famer will return in 2017 for his 14th NFL season. This is..." February 17

  • Steelers expect Ben Roethlisberger to play, but need a “plan in place”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers do not expect quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to retire this year, as he mused about doing at the end of the postseason, but they do expect to make plans to be without Roethlisberger some day. Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said today that he believes Roethlisberger is the..." February 16

  • Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers are Patriots’ little brother

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers have more Super Bowl victories than any other team in the history of the NFL. They have six Lombardi trophies, one more than the 49ers and Cowboys, and two more than the Patriots, who will go for their fifth Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. But when it comes to..." February 02

  • Steelers president believes Ben Roethlisberger will return in 2017

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers president Art Rooney said Tuesday he had “a good conversation” with Ben Roethlisberger and he personally thinks his two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback will be back in 2017. However, in something of a rare admission, Rooney said it might be time to look at the quarterback position..." January 31

  • Jerome Bettis: Ben Roethlisberger must assess his 'mortality' as an NFL player

    Sporting News "Few people can better relate to Ben Roethlisberger’s uncertainty about his NFL future than one of his former teammates who will someday welcome him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jerome Bettis strongly considered retiring after the 2004 season. At the time, Bettis was 32 years old and..." January 26

  • Ben Roethlisberger calls Antonio Brown out for ‘pouting’

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Antonio Brown is heading into an offseason in which he is due a contract extension with some not-so-subtle pointed words about him from his quarterback. “He's one of the best in the business, and the plays that he makes and has made over his career are so special ... .” Ben Roethlisberger said..." January 25

  • Relax Steelers fans, Big Ben is just blowing off steam and isn't going anywhere

    CBS Sports "Fear not, Steelers fans. Big Ben isn't going anywhere, yet. His comments Tuesday about being unsure about what next season holds, about needing time to assess his career and life and then make a decision about football are the sounds of a superstar quarterback decompressing from another..." January 25

  • Tomlin taking Roethlisberger's retirement comments 'seriously'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he takes “seriously” the comments by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that he will assess whether he wants to return for the 2017 season. Roethlisberger said on his weekly radio show he will take the offseason to “evaluate and consider all options” if he..." January 24

  • Ben Roethlisberger won't commit to returning next season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he could not yet commit to returning to play another NFL season. “I’m gonna take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options, to consider health and family and things like that and just kind of take some time away to evaluate next..." January 24

  • Ben Roethlisberger has become the weak link who could kill the Steelers’ Super Bowl dreams

    Fox Sports "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl champion and a future Hall of Famer. But there’s no nice way to say this — he’s been the weak link in the Steelers’ offense in the second half of this season. A year after leading the NFL in passing yards per game,..." January 20

  • Ben Roethlisberger to Julian Edelman: Our Lombardi Trophies show how we’re run

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots receiver Julian Edelman derided the Steelers after Antonio Brown turned Pittsburgh’s postgame locker room into a Facebook Live session, saying, “That’s how that team is run.” Ben Roethlisberger disagreed. Asked today about Edelman’s comments, Roethlisberger said the Steelers’ six Vince..." January 18

  • Ben Roethlisberger ‘Is ‘A Little Disappointed’ With Antonio Brown

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Chiefs last week 18-16 to advance to the AFC Championship game, but it was a postgame locker room video shot by Antonio Brown that has grabbed the headlines. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined The Cook and Poni Show for his weekly spot on the #1 Cochran Ben..." January 17

  • Ben Roethlisberger 'should be good to go' vs. Chiefs

    NFL.com "Ben Roethlisberger will dispense with the injury drama this time around. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is downplaying the late-game injury that landed him in a walking boot after Sunday's wild-card round victory over the Miami Dolphins. Roethlisberger is already out of his boot,..." January 09

  • Ben Roethlisberger ankle injury not considered serious

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was seen in a walking boot after Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, but he is reportedly not in danger of missing his team’s next playoff game. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Roethlisberger suffered an ankle injury that is not..." January 09

  • Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger says kids will 'hopefully' choose to play golf

    CBS Sports "Add Ben Roethlisberger to the list. It's a long, still-growing rolodex of athletes in other sports who want their children to play golf in lieu of the sport they are currently starring in. Some have noted concussions as a reason. Some just think football is not as safe as it was when they were..." January 09

  • Ben Roethlisberger in walking boot, but says he'll play in Kansas City

    ESPN "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appeared in a walking boot on his right foot after Sunday's 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the AFC wild-card. Roethlisberger told reporters he doesn't know the nature of the injury, but he said he won't miss time. "We will find out soon,..." January 09

  • Joe Flacco has a surprising message for Ben Roethlisberger after losing to Steelers

    CBS Sports "When Joe Flacco walked off the field after watching his team lose to the Steelers on Christmas Day, he could've given Ben Roethlisberger a fast handshake and quickly headed to the locker room. However, that's not what he did. When the two quarterbacks met at midfield after Pittsburgh's 31-27..." December 31

  • Ben, Bell, Brown to not play against the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have nothing to play for on Sunday. And so three of their most important players won’t be playing. Via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell, and receiver Antonio Brown will sit out..." December 28

  • Steelers likely to sit Roethlisberger, Bell in Week 17

    Sportsnaut "With the AFC North wrapped up, the Pittsburgh Steelers can rest their starters — including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — for Week 17’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette expects the Steelers to do just that. He expects Roethlisberger, as well as..." December 26

  • Ben Roethlisberger thinks Steelers “should get healthy” in Week 17

    Penn Live "Ben Roethlisberger wants rest for Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Speaking after the Steelers' (10-5) 31-27, AFC North-clinching win over the Baltimore Ravens (8-7) on Sunday, the quarterback said that if the team has the No. 3 seed locked up then there's no need to..." December 26

  • Roethlisberger: Even Burfict’s Teammates ‘Can’t Stand’ The Way He Plays

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Steelers came out of Cincinnati last week with a big 24-20 victory over the Bengals, but it’s not truly a Steelers-Bengals rivalry game without some Vontaze Burfict controversy, and that’s where things started on this week’s edition of “The #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show.” At one point..." December 21

  • Steelers tell Antonio Brown to knock it off with celebration penalties

    Pro Football Talk "Antonio Brown may be one of the most fun players in the NFL, both for his immense talent and the joy with which he celebrates his accomplishments. But the Steelers have made it clear to their star wide receiver they don’t find the penalties for his dances funny anymore. Quarterback Ben..." November 29