Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger out for the season, future uncertain
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2019 NFL season. Here’s why his future is uncertain.
Steelers fans everywhere suffered tragic news today, as they learned that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2019 NFL season.
Here is the breaking report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Roethlisberger really struggled during his first game-and-a-half of play this season. Before leaving just before halftime this past Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, Ben had managed just 5.7 yards per attempt on the season to go with 0 touchdowns and 1 interception.
His 66.0 passer rating to start the season was rather underwhelming, as Pittsburgh is off to an 0-2 start this year.
Still, Ben has been known for getting off to a slow start in the past, and there was still plenty of time to turn things around in Pittsburgh.
There have been rumors that this particular elbow injury could sideline Roethlisberger up to 18 months – putting not only his immediate future in jeopardy, but his career as well.
Second-year quarterback, Mason Rudolph, filled in admirably in Ben’s absence during the second half of the game. If he has a promising season, it could impact the Steelers decision when it comes to Ben Roethlisberger.
Big Ben will be at least 38 years old before he sees the field again, and with his play dwindling as of late, I wouldn’t be surprised if Roethlisberger decided to hang up his cleats for good.
We will keep a close eye on the situation as it unfolds, but right now, all we know is that Ben Roethlisberger will not be playing football again this season.
It’s a very unfortunate situation. If Ben is to go out on this note, fans will certainly try to remember him for all the great moments throughout the years, and of course, the two Super Bowl victories he helped bring to Pittsburgh.