There was tons of NFL news breaking this morning. One of the big stories was Maurkice Pouncey saying goodbye to the game of Football. Pouncey made it official this morning by retiring from the National Football League. The news was a surprise because Pouncey has been on the record saying he wouldn't retire from football until Ben Roethlisberger retires. Does he know something we don't know or was it just time to call it quits?
Ben put out a statement today on Twitter saying "I don't have the words...I love you and thank you." This isn't the first time Ben Roethlisberger has been emotional about another player retiring from the Steelers. Vance McDonald and Heath Miller were the last players Ben Roethlisberger had tears over. It is unclear if Ben Roethlisberger will decide to retire. He has been on the record saying he would like one more shot at a Super Bowl, but could that change? Pouncey has retired, the Steelers have a new Offensive Coordinator, and the team is heading in the opposite direction of Ben Roethlisberger.
Ben Roethlisberger on Maurkice Pouncey retiring: “I love that guy,” Roethlisberger said, via ESPN. “He is one of the best competitors and teammates I’ve ever had. It’s been so much fun to share a football field with him. I hate that it ended the way it did. I just wanted to apologize to him that I wanted to win it for him.”
Only time will tell if Ben Roethlisberger decides to follow in Maurkice Pouncey's footsteps into retirement.