3 reasons why Roethlisberger can’t be on Steelers in 2021

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Here are the reasons Roethlisberger returning is more of a negative for the Steelers

While the reports are coming in that Ben Roethlisberger is set to return for another season with the Steelers, it shouldn’t necessarily be a cause for excitement. While Roethlisberger has undeniable talent, the team is in a bad position to do much with him at quarterback. Even without much behind him on the roster, his return may not be the best move long term.

Here are the reasons his return may not be best for the Steelers.

A note

When saying that Roethlisberger may not be the best thing for the team, it doesn’t mean that he has been a bad player for the Steelers. He is clearly a future Hall of Famer is arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play for the team. That said, father time is always in effect, and Roethlisberger is set to be one of the oldest players if he returns next year. His regression has been tough to watch, but it also shouldn’t have been unexpected.

As well, this isn’t an argument that the team would be better off next year without Roethlisberger. While Mason Rudolph showed some signs of improvement, he still pales in comparison to what Roethlisberger provides. As will be explained below, this team is more than likely going to regress next year. This makes next year a good time to retool this team even if they struggle at the quarterback position. This isn’t against Roethlisberger as a player, it is against his fit in the offense next season.