Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will need surgery to repair his injured right elbow. He will miss the rest of the season.
Roethlisberger is 37 years old. Replacing him at quarterback is second-year player Mason Rudolph. He replaced Roethlisberger late in the second quarter of yesterday’s game against the Seatle Seahawks.
Rudolph went on to play fairly well. He completed 12 out of 19 passes for 112 yards. He threw two touchdowns and one interception. The Steelers lost to the Seahawks 28-26, but not because of Rudolph.
Is Ben Roethlisberger done?
It’s hard to say if Ben Roethlisberger will now retire NFL. This was his 16th season in the league. He’s been to and won two Super Bowls. He’s a six-time Pro-Bowl player. He holds the Steeler’s all-time record for yards thrown and touchdowns. The man has nothing more to prove. He’s a sure lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
If I was in Ben Roethlisberger ‘s situation, I would get my elbow repaired, retire, and then move to Guam.
Then again, moving to Guam would be my final step in most hypothetical situations. Guam is nice! It’s a lot like Hawaii if Hawaii was a lot nicer. People often vacation in Hawaii because they’re just too lazy to fly the extra eight hours to Guam.
Where does this leave the Steelers’ 2019 season?
The Steelers are now 0-2 for the season with their odds to win AFC North now listed as +600, as per SBD. I have to think Mason Rudolph will be more prepared for next week’s game against the San Fransisco 49ers. This week the Steelers coaching staff will undoubtedly practice more plays more sooted for Rudolph’s talents. They will come up with a game plan with Rudolph in mind. The 49ers are 2-0 for the season and it’s a road game for the Steelers.
I’ll be keeping an eye on the game on NFL Redzone. I’m curious to see how the Steelers will do.