Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was thrown into the spotlight just over one week ago when it was reported that the team was expecting Big Ben to ask for a trade in the offseason because of some unhappiness with the team’s offensive coordinator, Todd Haley.
Roethlisberger and immediately denied the rumors and continued to do so throughout the week, so it comes as no surprise that he is once again expressing his desire to remain in the Steel City.
In a recent interview, the two-time Super Bowl winner said that he would do whatever it takes.
“You know what? Obviously, I will do whatever I need to do,” Roethlisberger said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “That’s something that can be discussed when the time comes. It’s not really my thing. I play football. I have people to deal with all that stuff. I will do whatever it takes to stay here and be a part of this team and help this team win.
“I love being in Pittsburgh. I am extremely happy.”
Whether or not the report was true will likely never be known, but it is almost certain that he will not be traded during the offseason.
Roethlisberger’s contract is simply too large for another team to take on and the cap hit that Pittsburgh would have to take in order to unload him would be too significant.
So breathe easy, Steelers fans, your quarterback won’t be going anywhere.