My God, Ben Roethlisberger Is So Obviously Full Of Crap

Bryan Brandom
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Ben Roethlisberger thinks he could still start for the Steelers in 2022.

“I plan on playing for three to five more years, depending on how the line goes and staying healthy, if I can stay healthy,” the 36-year-old told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Which is weird, because twice in 2017 he insisted he never commits to playing beyond a current or upcoming season.

Gee, I wonder why the change of heart …

Oh, right.

“Well, that’s fine,” Roethlisberger said of the possibility of the rookie’s eventually taking over as the starter. “He can do that. … If he’s going to be their guy, that’s great, but in my perfect world it’s not going to be for a while.”

Their guy. Nope, Roethlisberger, who last year publicly considered sending Pittsburgh into quarterback limbo, doesn’t feel he has an adversarial relationship with the Steelers’ decision-makers at all. And he’s definitely not mad they traded up to select a quarterback in the third round of the NFL draft. Not at all.

Whether or not the Oklahoma State product is the quarterback of the future, Rudolph is apparently already making the present starter sweat more than Landry Jones, Roethlisberger’s backup of five years, ever did.