If Ben Was Still The Steelers Starting QB Would Their Team Record Be Better.
How many times over the previous three or four seasons did we hear how former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was washed up? Done. A shell of his former self. Holding the team back. You name it, critics said it.
What are those critics saying now? Roethlisberger retired at the end of the 2021 season and now happily does his podcast and waits for his opportunity to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Meanwhile the Steelers are 2-5, almost assured to have its first sub -.500 season since 2003. With Rookie Kenny Pickett showing his offensive struggles, it makes one wonder what this team would look like had Roethlisberger come back for 2022. Me personally, I think this team is no worse than 4-3 right now if Big Ben were running the offense.
The team beats the Dolphins on Sunday night & the Jets in Week Four. Roethlisberger’s specialty was comeback wins so you can’t rule out a comeback win over the Patriots and being 5-2 right now.
What do you think the Steelers record would be this season if Roethlisberger were still the starting quarterback?