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Ben Roethlisberger | Quarterback | #7

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
College: Miami (OH)
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
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Steelers owner Art Rooney is open to extending Ben Roethlisberger.
"His play this year makes you feel he does have a few years left," Rooney said. "All that is great in terms of the contract. We'll address that at the right time. Bottom line is we're excited and we'll continue to work with him." After retirement rumors last offseason, Roethlisberger plans to play for at least three more years. The Steelers have Roethlisberger signed through 2019. Feb 7 - 7:04 PM
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According to Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger told teammates he plans on playing at least three more seasons.

Roethlisberger had already confirmed his return for next season, but now it looks like he'll remain in Pittsburgh at least through the end of his current contract, which runs through 2019. The Steelers made an appeal to Big Ben last week by replacing his nemesis Todd Haley with QBs coach and noted-Roethlisberger advocate Randy Fichtner at offensive coordinator. The two-time Super Bowl champ turns 36 in March.
Jan 26 - 3:47 PM

Ben Roethlisberger confirmed he will return for the 2018 season.

Roethlisberger seriously considered retirement last offseason and even spoke of it during the 2017 campaign, but he played far too well down the stretch to call it quits with plenty left in the tank. Including playoffs, Big Ben posted a 23:6 TD-to-INT ratio across his final eight games, and the Steelers have enough in-place talent to make another run at the Super Bowl. The watch is now on for the job security of OC Todd Haley, who called an atrocious game in Pittsburgh's playoff loss to Jacksonville and is known to have a "strained" relationship with Ben.
Jan 14 - 5:34 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 37-of-58 passes for 469 yards, five touchdowns, and an interception in the Steelers' Divisional Round loss to Jacksonville.

In a stunning back-and-forth shootout, Roethlisberger overcame a 50-yard sack-fumble touchdown by Jaguars LB Telvin Smith, horrible coaching, and repeated fourth-down failures to light up the NFL’s premier secondary with assistance from football’s greatest post-Jerry Rice wideout, Antonio Brown. Big Ben threw 23- and 43-yard touchdowns to Brown – both in A.J. Bouye’s coverage – adding a 36-yard scoring bomb to Martavis Bryant, a 19-yard TD to Le’Veon Bell up the right sideline, and a short garbage-time time score to JuJu Smith-Schuster. Roethlisberger lateraled to Bell on another score, but it went in the books as a rushing TD. Shaking off a slow start to his age-35 season, Big Ben wound up throwing multiple touchdown passes in each of his final eight games, including playoffs. Roethlisberger is under contract for $17 million in salary and bonuses in 2018.
Jan 14 - 4:31 PM

Steelers declared QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le'Veon Bell, C Maurkice Pouncey, RG David DeCastro, CB Coty Sensabaugh, WR Antonio Brown, and DE Cameron Heyward inactive for Week 17 against the Browns.

Landry Jones will start at quarterback. Stevan Ridley will start at running back behind a depleted offensive line. The Steelers were already getting gashed by the run without Ryan Shazier, and Heyward's absence will exacerbate that deficiency. Hue Jackson should be fired on the spot if Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson don't combine for well over 20 carries today.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:40:00 AM

The Steelers are expected to hold Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell out for Sunday's finale.

The word came from teammate Marcus Gilbert in a Thursday radio interview. The Steelers apparently don't expect the Jets to give the Patriots a game, which would be the only way Pittsburgh could improve from the No. 2 seed. It also means the 0-15 Browns will have a much greater shot at avoiding 0-16. Landry Jones will be under center for Pittsburgh. 35-year-old Roethlisberger will be working on two weeks rest in the Divisional Round.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 20-of-29 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's Week 16 win over the Texans.

Roethlisberger wasn’t asked to do much as the Steelers controlled this game throughout as he gave way to Landry Jones up big late in the fourth quarter. The yardage and pass attempts were Roethlisberger's lowest totals in a game since Week 7. Roethlisberger got the scoring started with a 5-yard touchdown to Justin Hunter in the first quarter and then capped off the win with a 17-yard strike to JuJu Smith-Schuster in the fourth quarter to put Pittsburgh up 34-6 with nine minutes left in the game. Big Ben will close his season at home against the Browns in Week 17 as the Steelers still have an outside shot at winning home field advantage in the AFC.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 07:18:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 22-of-30 passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Steelers' Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

Ben was stellar in the first half of this one, completing 15-of-19 passes for 182 yards and two scores including a great touch throw to Eli Rogers. Unfortunately, that good work was undone with one bad play at the end of the game. Down by three with a minute left, Ben found JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 69-yard gain to set up a scoring opportunity and appeared to win the game with a 10-yard touchdown to Jesse James. That pass was ruled incomplete, however, and Ben forced the ball into heavy coverage on an ill-advised fake spike attempt two plays later. The pass was tipped into the air and intercepted. This loss has to be painful, but losing Antonio Brown to what looked like a serious injury is worse, although he reportedly will return for the playoffs. Roethlisberger’s upside takes a big hit with Brown out, but he will remain a locked-in QB1 against a pitiful Texans defense on Christmas Day.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 07:28:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 44-of-66 passes for 506 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 14 win over Baltimore.

Roethlisberger moved the offense effectively despite a tough matchup. He was check down heavy outside of a few deep passes to Antonio Brown. Both of Roethlisberger’s touchdowns came in the red-zone, with his highlight a 20-yard strike to Le'Veon Bell. The Steelers trailed for most of the second half before Roethlisberger led them to a game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger has been on a hot streak with at least two touchdowns in five straight games. He gets a matchup with the Patriots in Week 15.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:06:00 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-40 passes for 290 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Steelers' 23-20, Week 13 win over the Bengals on Monday night.

This was a knock-down, drag-out slobber-knocker that saw multiple penalties and serious injuries on both sides. It's something we've (sadly) become accustomed to seeing when these two division rivals meet. Asked after the game to describe it, Big Ben labeled it "AFC North football." Ben's night started out with an interception on the opening drive and just 109 scoreless passing yards at halftime. But the now 10-2 Steelers rallied from a two-score fourth-quarter deficit to escape with the win. Ben's two touchdowns were a 35-yard screen to Le'Veon Bell and a six-yard dart to Antonio Brown that tied the game in the final frame. The Steelers host the Ravens in Week 14, and Ben will be a borderline QB1/2 at home.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 33-of-45 passes for 351 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in the Steelers' 31-28, Week 12 win over the Packers.

Despite having two interceptions, Ben Roethlisberger had one of his best games this season. The second interception was unlucky as the pass was tipped by a defensive lineman, popping up into the air for a linebacker to make the interception. His first touchdown came on a shovel pass to TE Xavier Grimble. Ben proceeded to throw three more touchdowns, two of which were well-thrown fades to Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Ben has now racked up ten touchdowns in his last three starts after scoring the same amount in his first eight games. He will be a QB1 at Cincinnati in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 30-of-45 passes for 299 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Steelers' 40-17, Week 11 win over the Titans.

The Steelers' offense was stuck in neutral for most of the first half but came alive after the break, with Roethlisberger completing 19-of-22 passes for 184 yards and three of his touchdowns. This, after Big Ben entered Week 11 with zero three-TD appearances. He was playing pitch and catch with Antonio Brown, who abused former Steelers DC Dick LeBeau's defense. Ben now has six TDs over past two starts after generating just 10 across his first eight. He has a plus Week 12 matchup in the Packers.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 11:46:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 19-of-31 passes for 236 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Steelers' 20-17, Week 10 win over the Colts.

Coming off the Steelers' bye week, Big Ben was flat and unimpressive in what was way too close of a road victory over one of the NFL's least-talented teams. Roethlisberger missed a number of easy throws, and was probably lucky to escape with only one pick. His INT was an awful jump ball to Martavis Bryant. Roethlisberger did make some nice plays on what proved to be the game-winning drive, racking up 76 of his yards. After flirting with retirement last offseason, Ben just hasn't been the same this year. He's yet to have a three-touchdown game. He has another plus matchup for Week 11 in the Titans, but will be a low-end QB1.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 04:39:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 17-of-31 passes for 317 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Week 8 against the Lions.

It looked like another lackluster game before Roethlisberger threw a 97-yard third quarter touchdown to JuJu Smith-Schuster. Roethlisberger did enough to get the Steelers a win with Detroit's red-zone offense struggling. He has just five touchdowns over the last month, but has looked better the past two weeks. Roethlisberger has taken a step back this year. He’s on pace for 4,124 yards and a 20:18 TD/INT ratio.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 11:41:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 14-of-24 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Bengals.

While he didn't complete a high percentage of his passes, Roethlisberger showed up when needed to and made some big throws early in the game. Ben's first touchdown pass showed his chemistry with Antonio Brown, throwing before he was even looking for the ball. With the Steelers continuing to lean on an efficient running game in Le'Veon Bell, Roethlisberger doesn't have the same upside he used to.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 08:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Mason Rudolph
4Josh Dobbs
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2James Conner
3Stevan Ridley
4Fitzgerald Toussaint
5Jaylen Samuels
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2James Conner
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2James Conner
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Marcus Tucker
4Justin Thomas
WR21JuJu Smith-Schuster
2James Washington
3Justin Hunter
4Trey Griffey
WR31James Washington
TE1Jesse James
2Vance McDonald
3Xavier Grimble
4Jake McGee
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Jerald Hawkins
3Larson Graham
4Jake Rodgers
LG1Ramon Foster
2B.J. Finney
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Mike Matthews
3Parker Collins
RG1David DeCastro
2Matt Feiler
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Joseph Cheek
3Chukwuma Okorafor
K1Chris Boswell