Ben Roethlisberger thinks he could still start for the Steelers in 2022.
Gee, I wonder why the change of heart …
We have traded picks 79 and 220 to the Seahawks for the 76th overall pick.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 28, 2018
“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.
— KV (@ihatekv) April 28, 2018
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.