5 Steelers that we should be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7). Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

Ben Roethlisberger

Despite consistent ignorance from the media, Ben Roethlisberger is having his best year in a long time, as he has proven to once again be one of the top players at his position. While seeing him carve the Ravens on Thanksgiving would have been ideal, it doesn’t change the fact that he is playing top-notch football. Assuming his success continues, he should be a favorite to land Comeback Player of the Year and potentially even MVP.

It was a unique year last year when the established Roethlisberger was lost for the season due to injury. While the team rallied to an 8-8 record, this offense was painfully sluggish without their longtime leader. Mason Rudolph showed what life will be like without Roethlisberger when he retires, and it certainly should make every fan grateful that Roethlisberger decided to suit up for another year.

While his Steelers career is winding down, Roethlisberger is playing like he still has quite a few years left to play at a top-level. Yes, his arm looks a little off deep, but it hasn’t cost the Steelers this year. He has been on point everywhere else and has turned this offense into one of the better units in the league. Be thankful Roethlisberger is back, as the future without him certainly has some question marks.