Ike Taylor was on 93.7 The Fan yesterday talking about Ben Roethlisberger's future. He said Ben Roethlisberger should 100 percent retire this offseason. The reason he says he should retire is because of his mobility. He also says Ben has given everything he can give to the Steelers organization and will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the near future. Bill Cowher had a different opinion on Ben Roethlisberger than Ike Taylor did. Cowher said it is never a good idea to make any immediate decisions in the aftermath of a season. Bill said the best thing to do is to decompress and not get caught up in the moment after the loss of the Wild Card game.
Cowher on Ben Roethlisberger: “I think Ben has done so much for the team in the time he’s been there,” former Steelers coach Bill Cowher said on The Zach Gelb Show. “I think all these things, they’re going to have to sit down and talk about. Certainly, there will be cap ramifications. Maurkice Pouncey, is he going to be tied into that whole thing? There’s a lot of questions that need to be answered.”
Ben Roethlisberger wants another third super bowl ring. In fact, before the 2020 season, he said he would like to keep playing and win many more Lombardi's. It has also been reported he is trying to convince Maurkice Pouncey to come back for one more season. So it sounds like Ben Roethlisberger has no plans on retiring anytime soon. Cowher feels Ben absolutely needs to play in the 2021 season.
Bill Cowher on Ben Roethlisberger playing: “I think Ben can still make plays, there’s no question about it,” Cowher said. “I think he absolutely needs to play. He can still throw the football. He’s got a very young receiving corps. I think they’re going to have to reassess where they are in the running game and what they want to do schematically. . . . But there’s still a lot of really good players on the defensive side of the ball. I don’t think it’s a rebuild.”