QB opts to retire following 18-year career
Ben Roethlisberger officially announced his retirement via social media Thursday, Jan. 27. (Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Roethlisberger steps away from the game as arguably the best quarterback in the storied history of the Steelers. He also figures to get a Hall of Fame call sometime in 2027 when he is first eligible to be inducted. Big Ben’s play had fallen off considerably in recent years, but there’s little doubt he was still a better option than Mason Rudolph or Dwayne Haskins. The Steelers may be stuck deciding between those two in 2022 if they strike out in free agency because their first draft pick in April isn’t until No. 20.