5 potential landing spots for Ben Roethlisberger if Steelers move on

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against pressure from Washington Football Team. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

There has been a report that this will be Ben Roethlisberger’s final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here’s where he could wind up if he wants to keep playing.

It was only a matter of time before Ben Roethlisberger decided to put on the black and gold one last time. That could happen at the end of the 2021 season.

While most of us assumed that this would be Roethlisberger’s last season as the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, ESPN’s Adam Schefter recently elaborated on this — reporting that Ben has told some within the organization that he “expects this to be his final season playing quarterback for the Steelers.”

However, just because he won’t be gearing up at Heinz Field on Sundays doesn’t necessarily mean that he doesn’t want to stick around in the NFL a bit longer. While I have my reservations about the level of interest he will draw on the market, here are five potential landing spots for Ben Roethlisberger if he decides to keep playing:

Washington Football Team

Realistically, Ben could have trouble finding a starting gig if he wants to continue playing after his time in Pittsburgh. However, we have seen what a Hall of Fame reputation and a fresh start can do for an aging quarterback (Brett Favre is the perfect example of this).

The Washington Football Team could be a destination that may have interest in a quarterback like Roethlisberger. By all metrics, Washington is a below-average team right now, but they’ve got some talent to work with and a defense that could be strong in the future.

In addition, they haven’t had a respectable option at quarterback since Kirk Cousins back in 2017. The Football Team could allow Roethlisberger to manage the game and use their $61.7 million in cap space to build a solid group around him in order to make a playoff run.