Ben Roethlisberger spoke with the media in a lengthy interview over many different topics this week. One of those topics was about his loss against the Cleveland Browns at home in the Wild Card round of the 2020 NFL playoffs. That loss was one of the most embarrassing losses in Steeler's history alongside the Broncos (Tim Tebow game) and Jaguars games. After the Browns game in the playoffs, Ben Roethlisberger approached the Steelers saying he would do anything he can to help the team in 2021 even if he has to take a pay cut.
Art Rooney II and Ben Roethlisberger both sat down several times during the 2021 offseason and came to terms on a one-year deal that would restructure his contract. It would save the Steelers millions and allow them to negotiate deals like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Cam Sutton, and Tyson Alualu. Roethlisberger set the wheels in motion for the Steelers during the 2021 offseason. Once the deal was done the Steelers managed to stop the bleeding and keep a few key players. It could have been much worse if Ben didn't help the organization in the offseason.
Ben Roethlisberger on how he is going to approach the 2021 season: "I'm going to approach this like I do every season like it's my last," he said. "I think that's the approach you have to take. And you don't approach it that way because it could be your last, but you approach it because every single play in the game of football could be your last. Every game could be your last game. That just means I'm going out to give it everything I have."
The Steelers franchise quarterback knows father time is undefeated. At most I believe Ben thinks he has at least 2-3 seasons of football left depending on how the 2021 season plays out. So he knows his time is almost up so why not give it everything he has to the Pittsburgh Steelers until he rides off into the sunset. He should leave it all out on the football field so he doesn't have any regrets going into retirement.
Roethlisberger would like to add another Super Bowl to his resume so the Steelers organization seems to be going all-in for him this season. Especially after drafting an elite running back in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft. If Ben can stay healthy he will give the Steelers the best chance to win in 2021.
Ben Roethlisberger on his future: "I have never looked towards the future. I've always looked at the right here and now, and that's what's important for me for this season is giving it everything I have right here and right now for this group of guys."