7 Pittsburgh Steelers players that won’t be back in 2022
Steelers Ben Roethlisberger, Quarterback
Ben Roethlisberger is going on his last ride in 2021. It has not been the most successful year for him or his employer. It has not been the best start for them and that could be attributed to a lot of things. One of those issues is Roethlisberger himself.
He has not been able to stay with the game’s speed and look over all of his options on the field. He is making poor decisions and that is leading to poor results for the offense. The offensive line is struggling at points in front of him so not all the blame can be put on the quarterback but he deserves his fair share of it.
Football is a team sport but the quarterback spot will always be the pivotal position in any offense. Your offense goes by how well the gun-slinger is playing. He just doesn’t seem to have it anymore as his physical regression is evident. Everyone in Pittsburgh wanted to see him prove the doubters wrong but that will not happen.
He will be a free agent after this season but him playing elsewhere is not going to happen. It does not seem like he will be brought back on an extension either. His playing days are limited to 2021 unless father time turns back the clock for the remainder of this year.
It is a tough business in football and father time always wins. It is time for the Steelers to get a new quarterback even though it will be tough to say goodbye to this cornerstone of the franchise. The team needs to get younger and start re-tooling/rebuilding depending on how you want to phrase it. The success over the past couple of decades was spoiling but now the franchise needs to be ready for some more in the future.
The Steelers will have a ton of turnaround this upcoming offseason. Lots of fan-favorites will be departing the team and this list of names are most likely.