Ex-Steeler Ike Taylor advises Ben Roethlisberger to ‘shut it down,’ says QB would be ‘picked last’ in division


Could the clock strike midnight for “Big Ben?”

Ike Taylor, former Steelers DB, gained two Super Bowls with Ben Roethlisberger as his QB, however with Roethlisberger getting old and a query mark on the QB place getting into 2021, Taylor thinks it’s excessive time for Roethlisberger to file his retirement papers.

Speaking with TMZ, Taylor supplied some recommendation to Roethlisberger: Either dangle ’em up or get to coaching.

I believe 7 (Roethlisberger) ought to shut it down. And the rationale why I believe 7 ought to shut it down, he is completed all the things he might probably can. Whatever you are asking for a quarterback to do, as many alternatives to win Super Bowls, I believe 7 did all the things he might do. If 7 desires to come again, 7’s gotta get on this Tom Brady regiment. He’s gotta actually hone in in the offseason and get a few of his mobility again. ‘Cause proper now in the NFL you may’t simply be a pocket — except you bought an offensive line, like a Tom Brady — you actually cannot be a pocket quarterback, they’re turning into extinct proper now. You gotta have some type of mobility.

And if Roethlisberger decides to lace up the cleats for an additional season?

You’re setting them again a yr, or two, or three. I believe the rationale why I believe you are setting them again is since you’ve seen the development in Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow earlier than he bought harm and Baker Mayfield. So we’re speaking about three younger quarterbacks in one division. Who are you gonna choose final? I’m not speaking concerning the accolades, I’m not speaking concerning the Super Bowl, I’m speaking about 2020. Who are you selecting final?

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Taylor bolstered that there is nothing flawed with strolling away (clearly) and acknowledged that it’s a tough resolution for some gamers to make, each affordable statements. Taylor stated that if the Steelers determine to run it again with Roethlisberger, then the run sport wants to be on the forefront, with Roethlisberger taking cost.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has been non-committal on Roethlisberger’s future in latest weeks, however the group has been open to bringing Roethlisberger again in 2021 — on the proper worth. Roethlisberger at present has a cap hit of greater than $40,000,000, a hefty quantity, and the best of any QB in the NFL.

Sitting at No. 24 in the primary spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Steelers additionally could have some choices to change Roethlisberger with a younger signal-caller of their very own, or they might select to scour the trade- and free-agent markets for a future QB.

All the choices are on the desk for Pittsburgh, however the eyes are squarely on “Big Ben” for his or her subsequent resolution to be made.




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