Steelers president Art Rooney II expects Ben Roethlisberger to return for a 14th season in 2017.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said this is not the first time he has heard Ben Roethlisberger talk about retirement.
In a radio interview, Ben Roethlisberger said he will "take some time" to "consider all options" this offseason.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 31-of-47 passes for 314 yards with one touchdown and one interception Sunday in the Steelers' AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 20-of-31 passes for 224 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Steelers' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.
Ben Roethlisberger (foot) is not listed on the Steelers' final injury report for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.
Ben Roethlisberger (foot) returned to a full practice on Thursday.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Ben Roethlisberger's foot "shouldn't be an issue."
Ben Roethlisberger shed his walking boot on Monday and said his right foot is "fine."
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ben Roethlisberger's ankle injury "checked out okay."
Ben Roethlisberger said he hurt his ankle on the second to last play of Sunday's Wild Card win over the Dolphins.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 13-of-18 passes for 197 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Steelers' 30-12, Wild Card win over the Dolphins.
Steelers declared QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown, C Maurkice Pouncey, TE Ladarius Green, DE Stephon Tuitt, and S Robert Golden inactive for Week 17 against the Browns.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he may sit Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and Maurkice Pouncey Week 17 against the Browns.