Updated: Feb 10, 2022
(Photo via the official Pro Football Hall of Fame Twitter account)
The official Pro Football Hall of Fame Twitter account announced on Thursday morning that the game-worn jersey of Ben Roethlisberger used during his final regular-season game against the Ravens has arrived to Canton.
Roethlisberger’s jersey from Week 18 is now on display in the Pro Football Today Gallery. Roethlisberger is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2027.
In Roethlisberger's final season of his 18-year career as the Steelers' quarterback, he moved into fifth all-time in career passing yards (64,088) trailing only Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.
In the Week 18 contest, Roethlisberger led the offense down the field to set up a Chris Boswell 36-yard field goal to defeat the Ravens 16-13 in overtime. It was Roethlisberger's seventh game-winning drive of the season, which is a career-high. The win also set up the Steelers with a surprising playoff berth as the Jaguars upset the Colts and the Chargers and Raiders avoided a tie on Sunday night, thanks to a Daniel Carlson 47-yard game-winning field goal in the last seconds of overtime.