Updated: Dec 31, 2020
It's award season for the Steelers as the 2020 season comes down to the wire. Ben Roethlisberger was voted for the Chief Award today by the Pittsburgh Chapter of Pro Football Writers of America. The Chief Award goes to the Pittsburgh Steelers player who exemplifies the spirit of cooperation with the media that he embodied. The award was created in honor of the late great Art Rooney Sr.
This will be Ben Roethlisberger's second time winning the Chief Award. Following Ben, throughout the years we always wonder what type of Ben Roethlisberger we are going to get when he speaks to the media. Is he grumpy, Upset, Happy, Joyful, Sad, or just all of the above? Regardless of his mood, Ben is always available to the media. Even after bad losses or he plays badly he mans up and talks to the press. That is what the Chief Award is all about. Being open.
Ben has been candid from saying the Steelers don't need to tell their opponents anything, to stories from the locker room all the way to say he loves the Steelers offense running the no-huddle. Ben can be honest at times, but he also caps when he doesn't want to throw any players or coaches under the bus. That is understandable. Roethlisberger will be ending his 18th NFL Season this year which is incredible. He is the leader of the Pittsburgh Steelers and over the years he has matured into one. It will be a sad day when he retires from the game of football. Hopefully Ben can get a couple more Lombardi's under his wing before he rides off into the Sunset.