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Ben Roethlisberger | Quarterback

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 241
College: Miami (OH)
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Ben Roethlisberger completed 15-of-24 passes for 157 yards, a touchdown and interception in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.
Big Ben's score, a 27-yard strike to Heath Miller, came deep into the second half against the Eagles' second-team defense. Roethlisberger and the Steelers' first-team struggled mightily against Philly's starters, with Big Ben tossing a horrid pick on an ill-advised freelance. He also showed noticeably-little chemistry with No. 2 receiver Markus Wheaton. Barring a surprise appearance in the Steelers' preseason finale, Roethlisberger finishes August 24-of-37 for 328 yards (8.86 YPA), three scores and a pick. He's a low-end QB1 with top-eight upside. Aug 21 - 9:56 PM

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The Steelers insist they're committed to running more no-huddle offense this season.

"We practice it all the time," C Maurkice Pouncey said. "It's big for us," were the words of Antonio Brown. "(It's) going to be a key for us this year to get things going fast and catch defenses off-balance and let Ben (Roethlisberger) pick and read his reads, and it gives us the opportunity to play fast." The Steelers' pledges to run more no-huddle used to ring hollow, but they should be serious this time after it helped turn around their 2013. It's not outside the realm of possibility that Roethlisberger matches or even exceeds last year's top-eight QB finish.
Aug 21 - 4:29 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 8-of-11 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's second preseason game against the Bills on Saturday.

Big Ben's first score went to Antonio Brown, who roasted the Bills secondary for a 76-yard visit to the end zone. Roethlisberger then found speed demon Markus Wheaton for a 16-yard touchdown. Through two preseason games, Big Ben is 9-of-13 passing for 174 yards (13.3 YPA) and the two scores. Expected to be given more freedom to run the no-huddle for the entirety of the season, Big Ben has QB1 potential and is a prime target for late-round QB drafters.
Aug 16 - 10:01 PM

Speaking Monday, GM Kevin Colbert said he didn't "any circumstance" where Ben Roethlisberger did not finish his career with the Steelers.

Roethlisberger's contract has become a talking point even though he's signed through the 2015 season. With their cavalier quarterback now 32 years of age, the Steelers have no reason to rush an extension.
Jul 28 - 5:37 PM

Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team will wait until next offseason to sign Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension.

Roethlisberger is signed for $23.7 million over the next two years, and will make $12.1 million in 2014 base salary. The Steelers have $6.37 million in cap space and plan on extending him after the season when there's more financial flexibility. "Ben wants to be part of a winning team, to be in a position to compete for championships, and he understands that in order to do that we need to try to keep as many of the other players around as we can," Rooney told Steelers.com. "That's what he and I talked about. We did assure him that next year is the time frame in which we want to address it."
Jul 26 - 9:16 PM

Steelers OC Todd Haley confirmed the no-huddle will be a staple of Pittsburgh's 2014 offense.

The Steelers played no-huddle sparingly early in 2013. They implemented it down the stretch, and Ben Roethlisberger was fantasy football's No. 4 overall quarterback across Pittsburgh's final nine games. "We’ve been working hard at it," Haley said. "That’s going to be part of what we do. We don’t want to just give it lip service." Playing faster would benefit all Steelers skill players.
Jun 18 - 10:10 PM

Ben Roethlisberger says the Steelers will use the no-huddle offense more in 2014.

OC Todd Haley was leery of the hurry-up over the first half of last season, but embraced it down the stretch, and Pittsburgh's offense took off. The Steelers went 6-3 over their final nine games, averaging ten points more per game than over the previous seven. Big Ben was the No. 4 overall fantasy quarterback during that nine-game stretch. "I don't want to call it our base offense," Roethlisberger said, "but I think you'll see more of it." It allows Big Ben to call plays at the line and run more of them. Roethlisberger quietly played some of the best football of his career in 2013 and has sneaky 2014 fantasy upside.
Jun 8 - 10:26 AM

Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Ben Roethlisberger said he's planning to play 5-7 more seasons.

"I feel like I'm in great shape," Roethlisberger said. Now 32, Big Ben has taken an enormous beating during his 10-year career, but played every snap last season. We wouldn't count on that kind of durability going forward, but Roethlisberger's arm talent hasn't diminished in any fashion. He's signed through 2015 in Pittsburgh.
Source: ESPN.com
May 6 - 6:58 PM

There's "nothing imminent" on extension negotiations between the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger.

Although Roethlisberger carries an $18.9 million cap hit this season, the Steelers aren't in desperate straits. They've already done their free-agent shopping and will get another $8 million in relief once their "post June 1" cuts go through. Both sides say they remain committed to having Big Ben, 32, retire as a Steeler.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 23 - 9:52 AM

ESPN.com's Scott Brown reports "there doesn’t appear to be any sense of urgency" from the Steelers to get an extension done with Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger has two years remaining on the eight-year, $102 million deal he signed in 2008 and is set to count $18.9 million against the cap this season. It's surprising that the Steelers haven't already got an extension done consisting their cap issues, but a deal between the sides is expected to happen at some point. GM Kevin Colbert said it's "unanimous" within the organization that Roethlisberger's next contract will allow him to retire in Pittsburgh.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 15 - 7:35 PM

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said it's "unanimous" within the organization that club officials want Ben Roethlisberger to retire as a Steeler.

"There's nobody that I'd rather have or the franchise would rather have than Ben," Colbert said. "He's won for us, there's still a lot of tread on the tires." The comments are similar to the ones made by president Art Rooney II last month. 31-year-old Big Ben has two years remaining on the eight-year, $102 million deal he signed in 2008, meaning an extension could be hammered out this offseason. Over the final eight games of last season, Roethlisberger threw 16 touchdowns against five interceptions while leading the Steelers to a 6-2 record.
Source: ESPN
Feb 20 - 9:00 AM

Team president Art Rooney II said there's "no doubt" that "we've got to have Ben [Roethlisberger] retire as a Steeler."

Roethlisberger, who will turn 32 in March, has two years left on the eight-year, $102 million deal he signed in 2008. Rooney said an extension will happen at some point, adding that he hopes to have Big Ben for another five years. It's an understandable stance after the quarterback overcame the losses of Mike Wallace (free agency) and Maurkice Pouncey (knee) to set a franchise record for completions (375) while going over 4,000 yards for the third time in his career and playing in all 16 games for the second time.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 9 - 10:10 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 19-of-31 passes for 179 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Pittsburgh's 20-7, Week 17 win over the Browns.

To earn a playoff berth, the Steelers now need the Chase Daniel-led Chiefs to defeat the Chargers. In other words, Big Ben and company are likely headed home. Roethlisberger had a very mixed day against the Browns — both of his picks were terrible throws, while he missed Antonio Brown on at least three passes — but finishes 2013 with the second most yards of his career (4,261). Roethlisberger appeared in all 16 games for the first time since 2008, while his 28 scores go down as his most since 2007. Going on 32, Ben is not on the upswing in Dynasty leagues, but his arrow isn't pointed as steeply downward as it was heading into 2013.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:05:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 16-of-28 passes for 167 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Pittsburgh's Week 16 win over Green Bay.

Big Ben also ran for a 13-yard touchdown in the third quarter to put the Steelers up 17-14. The sea parted for him up the middle and he took it in for the score. Roethlisberger's two touchdown passes went to Emmanuel Sanders from one yard away and backup TE Matt Spaeth from 11 yards out. He also hooked up with Antonio Brown six times for 105 yards. Pittsburgh is still alive for the AFC playoffs. They'll host the Browns in the regular season finale.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:12:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 20-of-25 passes for 191 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 15 win over the Bengals.

Roethlisberger was highly efficient and completed his first 13 passes before throwing an incompletion. He did most of his damage in the short passing game, with his touchdown coming on a broken play to Antonio Brown over the middle of the field against max coverage. His interception was a jump ball downfield to Emmanuel Sanders on the Steelers' first drive of the third quarter and just his first in four games. Roethlisberger will be a high-end QB2 with upside against the Packers in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 11:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Bruce Gradkowski
3Landry Jones
4Brendon Kay
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3Dri Archer
4Stephen Houston
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Dri Archer
FB1Will Johnson
WR11Antonio Brown
2Lance Moore
3Justin Brown
4Derek Moye
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Martavis Bryant
4Lanear Sampson
WR31Lance Moore
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3David Paulson
4Michael Palmer
5Rob Blanchflower
K1Shaun Suisham