Ben Roethlisberger has had a difficult year on the field and in the past couple of weeks he has been on trade watch, along with several reports coming out that he is not happy with his coaches. After finding out that offensive coordinator Todd Haley is coming back for a second season, Roethlisberger wasn’t happy.
Big Ben has said that trade rumors were ridiculous and overblown but Ian Rapoport has been reporting that he is indeed frustrated with the losses on the field and also is wanting to resign for top quarterback money. He’s a two-time Super Bowl winner and set to make $12 and $11 million over the next two seasons. Some quarterbacks are making $20 million and he wants that kind of money.
It’s not helping that Pittsburgh isn’t thought to have that kind of money. It also doesn’t help that Pittsburgh wants Ben to change his style of play so that he can get himself out of harm’s way more often. He’s on pace to be sacked a career-high 62 times this season.
Big Ben is going to be the object of much debate as we move towards the end of the season. It’s not looking like they’ll even make the Playoffs, so that will play into this as well.