3 Steelers free agents we will sadly wave goodbye to in the new year

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

The Pittsburgh Steelers have many free agents in 2022, but it will be hard to watch these three players walk away from the franchise in 2022. 

With the new year comes new changes to the Pittsburgh Steelers. This team has had its share of ups and downs, but the time has come for change, and we can expect our 2022 team to look much different.

While there are many free agents the Steelers will have limited interest in bringing back, these three players have been staples to this team, and aren’t likely to return. Sadly, we will probably have to wave goodbye to them in the new year nonetheless:

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

Without a doubt the most legendary career for a player to ever wear the black and gold. Though Terry Bradshaw and some of the terrific defenders of the 70s earned more Super Bowl wins, Ben Roethlisberger demolished every Steelers passing record and recently moved into 5th place in NFL history in passing yards — surpassing Philip Rivers.

Though Roethlisberger never earned a first-team All-Pro in his NFL career, he was a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback who led his team to three Super Bowls (two victories). His reputation speaks for itself.

Unless something changes soon, it certainly sounds like this is Ben Roethlisberger’s last year in Pittsburgh and it’s in the best interest of the Steelers at this point to move on. It’s been a remarkable 18 years, and it’s going to be sad waving goodbye to the end of an era in Pittsburgh.