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This Week Outlook
When asked whether or not QB Ben Roethlisberger will be back next season, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said: "I think it’s reasonable to assume there is a chance he is going to be back, certainly."
Of course, Tomlin's response doesn't really answer the question. The point is that even the Steelers are unsure of Roethlisberger's plans at this time. Big Ben remains under contract through 2021 but he appeared very limited at times this past season. Retirement questions will likely surround Roethlisberger until we get official word on what his plans are. Stay tuned.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 47-of-68 passes for 501 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions in a 48-37 loss to the Browns in the Wild Card round.
Roethlisberger struggled for much of the first half before picking it up after halftime. He threw two TDs to Chase Claypool and one each to JuJu Smith-Schuster and Eric Ebron. With a contract that runs through the 2021 season, Roethlisberger will presumably be the starting QB in Pittsburgh for one more year.
The Steelers have downgraded QB Ben Roethlisberger to out for Week 17.
It was announced earlier in the week that Roethlisberger would be getting some rest and backup Mason Rudolph would be the guy vs. the Browns in Week 17. However, Big Ben has now been downgraded to out, so there will be no hero antics from the long-time veteran if anything happens to Rudolph. Joshua Dobbs will be the backup now.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says Mason Rudolph will start at quarterback in place of Ben Roethlisberger in Week 17.
This could have a trickle down effect with the Steelers sitting other key starters as well. Pittsburgh has a chance at the No. 2 seed in the AFC but they apparently feel Roethlisberger receiving a week of rest is more important. Rudolph's presence at quarterback hurts the fantasy values of Diontae Johnson, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Chase Claypool - assuming they all play.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 34-of-49 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-24 win over the Colts in Week 16.
Down 21-7 at halftime, Roethlisberger led his team to a comeback victory to clinch the AFC North. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Pittsburgh where Roethlisberger struggled mightily. Pittsburgh's Week 17 game against the Browns is relatively meaningless for the Steelers, so fantasy gamers may not see much of Roethlisberger in the season finale.