On Sunday morning, reports surfaced that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was unhappy with the team and that he planned to ask for a trade in the offseason. The reports didn’t come as a big surprise, but now Roethlisberger’s representatives are coming forward to deny the reports and put a quick end to the speculation.
Here is the statement from Rep 1 Sports’ Ryan Tollner:
Ian Rapoport’s apparent sources seem to be guessing what Ben feels about the Steelers and being traded. This is completely wrong and inaccurate. Ben has always said he wants to play his entire career for the Steelers, and his roots are set firmly in Pittsburgh. He has a lot left in the tank & is 100% committed to winning more championships with the Steelers.”
–Agent Ryan Tollner, Rep1 Sports
Of course, when the season is over, the Steelers could choose to clean house if the team does not turn things around over the final two months of the season.
The Steelers are going to need to rebuild in order to be competitive, so anything is possible for this team moving forward. One thing is for certain: It’s going to be a wild offseason in the Steel City.