Steelers Legend Ben Roethlisberger Retires After 18-Year Career
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced on Thursday that he’s retiring at the age of 39. The No. 11 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Miami University won two Super Bowls in Pittsburgh and was a six-time Pro Bowler.
“Big Ben” announced his decision to retire on Twitter:
A message from Ben:@steelers #NFL #SteelersNation #ThankYou#HereWeGo #LoveAndHonor pic.twitter.com/pUbKGO1nUs
— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) January 27, 2022
Roethlisberger played in 249 regular-season games, 23 postseason games and three Super Bowls. He retires while sitting at No. 5 on the all-time passing list with 64,088 yards — one spot behind Brett Favre and right above Philip Rivers.
2x Super Bowl champion QB Ben Roethlisberger announces his retirement from the NFL after an 18-year career. pic.twitter.com/uaNsvOl0NV
— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 2022
The 2004 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year made his mark on the Steelers immediately, as he led Pittsburgh to the most wins ever recorded by a rookie with 15. Later, he became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to win 100 games in the first 150 starts of his career.
The final play of Ben Roethlisberger's career at Heinz Field. #Steelers pic.twitter.com/1SHY7uyq4h
— SteelerNation (@SteeIerNation) January 24, 2022
Roethlisberger also holds the NFL record for most career 500-yard passing games with four.
Breaking: After 18 seasons and two Super Bowls, Ben Roethlisberger announced he is retiring from football. pic.twitter.com/gIGa3rmjOu
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 27, 2022
Soooooo many Ws‼️ pic.twitter.com/L0nANkIqya
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 29, 2022
The FINAL touchdown pass of Ben Roethlisberger's career. #HereWeGo
Via: @NFL pic.twitter.com/skh5zEQJdW
— Super Bowl LVI on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 27, 2022
Losing Roethlisberger, Brees, Rivers, and potentially Brady in a span of two years. The era of football I grew up on officially over. https://t.co/YEunOcESaw
— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) January 29, 2022
Tom Brady: retired
Ben Roethlisberger: retired
Drew Brees: retired
Philip Rivers: retired
Eli Manning: retired
Peyton Manning: retired
End of an era pic.twitter.com/otT9ajaiyb
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) January 29, 2022
The Roethlisburger is a manly burger/sandwich combo from Peppi’s Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, named for Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger.
This burger traditionally contains about 12 ounces of ground beef, 12 ounces of sausage, and topped with American cheese and two eggs.