Ben Roethlisberger is in his 17th consecutive season with the Steelers. Have you ever wondered what Roethlisberger would look like on another football team? We will probably never know and that is a good thing. On the CBS pregame show, he was interviewed by his former coach Bill Cowher who drafted him. Cowher said there were many Hall of Fame quarterbacks around the league that have recently changed teams. Specifically Cowher mentioned Phillip Rivers with the Colts and Tom Brady with the Buccaneers.
Bill Cowher recently picked the Pittsburgh Steelers to beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl LV this season during his pregame show with CBS. Cowher brought up many topics with Ben Roethlisberger during their interview such as playing in an empty stadium, Ben's recovery, and his Super Bowl pick.
“You look at the strength of schedule the two easiest schedules in the National Football League Baltimore and Pittsburgh,” Cowher said during Sunday’s show. “There’s a guy named Ben Roethlisberger back for Pittsburgh. I say Pittsburgh goes back.”
One of the last questions Bill Cowher asked at the end of the interview was if Ben Roethlisberger will follow in the same footsteps as Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward. Both Polamalu and Ward retired in Pittsburgh before playing with another team.
"You’re in your seventeenth year,” Cowher said. “Tom going to Tampa, we saw Phillip go to Indianapolis. Please tell me you’ll follow the footsteps of Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu and you will always be a Steeler. Can you go on record and say that?”
Ben went on record and said he has no plans to play anywhere other than the Pittsburgh Steelers. He would rather retire then play for another team.
“I can most likely go on record and say that,” Roethlisberger said. “I have no plans on going anywhere. And I feel like even if they decided to trade me I would probably just call it quits. This is home. I don’t know anything but bleeding black and gold."
This is music to our ears hearing Ben Roethlisberger say he would not play for any other team. Ben has accomplished a lot during his career including two Super Bowl Championships. Roethlisberger is on the record saying the only reason why he came back to play after his elbow injury was because of the Steeler's young talent. He said he has nothing left to accomplish in the game of football but sees a very talented football team in Pittsburgh. It will be a sad day in Pittsburgh when Ben Roehtlisberger retires so enjoy the ride while it lasts!