Ben Roethlisberger’s career is coming to an end

Eli Powell

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger “Big Ben” is planning on retirement. The two time super bowl champ has had a very impressive 18 year career in Pittsburgh. The quarterback was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft with the 11th pick. Pittsburgh chose Roethlisberger coming out of the university of Miami Ohio. In college, the quarterback threw for 10,829 yards, 84 touchdowns, and only 34 interceptions in 1304 attempts in his three year college career. The 2004 draft class had 3 upcoming stars at quarterback, Eli Manning, Philip rivers, and Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger leads the other two in super bowl appearance, with three. Rivers and Manning were both picked ahead of Ben, a seeming mistake by both teams. Roethlisberger has thrown for 63,844 yards, 417 touchdowns, and 210 interceptions all throughout his 8399 passing attempts. Roethlisberger is 5th all time in passing yards, and 8th all time in passing touchdowns. The future hall of famer hinted earlier in that this might be his last ride. In what might be his last home game in Pittsburgh, the Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 26-14, all ending the game with Big Ben taking a knee for the win. The 6’5 quarterback was nowhere to be found in the celebration for a few seconds, being bombarded by his teammates in the celebration. If this does happen to be Ben Roethlisberger’s final season, it ended in storybook fashion.