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Ben Roethlisberger would retire before playing for another team




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."