By Tyler McMullen @Direct_Snap on July 29, 2014
"Big" Ben Roethlisberger has been one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the long and historic tenure of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet, in a recent turn of events, Roethlisberger has been told that the team would not offer an extension at this time and both parties will enter discussions after the season concludes.
Here are five reasons why he should finish his career in Pittsburgh:
Roethlisberger may not have the flashy statistics to back this claim up, but he has two championship trophies under-his-belt and he consistently keeps his team in the thick of the playoff hunt year in and year out in one of the NFL's toughest divisions. Roethlisberger is one of the NFL's most underrated quarterbacks currently playing and one of the NFL's most underrated signal callers of all time.
As previously mentioned, Roethlisberger has two championships under-his-belt and has led his team to the playoffs numerous times over the course of his 10-year career. Roethlisberger has led his team to a league-high 15-1 record once in his career and has been known as one of the NFL's most clutch players due to his ability to lead his team when the going gets tough. Never forget his backyard-football game-winner against Jacksonville.
In naming some of the best players to ever play a down for Pittsburgh, one would be hard pressed not to mention Roethlisberger's name after guys such as Terry Bradshaw, Lynn Swann, "Mean" Joe Greene, Jerome "The Bus" Bettis, Hines Ward and Jack Lambert. Roethlisberger is arguably one of the best players to ever put a Pittsburgh jersey on and one could even argue he is the best QB to ever play for the team.
Mike Tomlin and Roethlisberger have been building something special in Pittsburgh over Tomlin's tenure with the team. Tomlin and Roethlisberger are tied at the hip and could go down as one of the best coach-QB combos in NFL history. Tomlin has no need to press the reset button now after surrounding Roethlisberger with an immense amount of talent on offense.
Roethlisberger should be a lifelong Pittsburgh player, it only makes sense that way. Ray Lewis spent his entire career with Baltimore. Tom Brady will likely spend his career with New England. Dan Marino spent his career with Miami. It seems to tarnish one's legacy a bit when they leave the city that they have helped build for such a long time. It leaves something to be desired. And there is no ride off into the sunset. "Big Ben" deserves his.
December 24, 2014 by Kevin Saito
The Raiders are trending in the right direction, but still have areas of need. Here are their five biggest needs ahead of the 2015 draft. Read More
December 24, 2014 by RantSports Staff
Previewing the Week 17 matchup between the Bengals and Steelers. Read More
Previewing the Week 17 matchup between the Rams and Seahawks. Read More
Previewing the Week 17 matchup between the Cardinals and 49ers. Read More
December 24, 2014 by Terri Washington
The NFL Pro Bowl does nothing for anyone. Everyone hates it and here is why. Read More
Previewing the Week 17 matchup between the Raiders and Broncos. Read More
Previewing the Week 17 matchup between the Lions and Packers. Read More
Previewing the Week 17 matchup between the Saints and Buccaneers. Read More
Previewing the Week 17 matchup between the Eagles and Giants. Read More
Previewing the Week 17 matchup between the Panthers and Falcons. Read More
Previewing the Week 17 matchup between the Bills and Patriots. Read More
December 24, 2014 by Connor Fulton
See why Jamie Collins and Devin McCourty should have earned Pro Bowl nods over Clay Matthews and Tashaun Gipson. Read More