Dec 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (left) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) react during a time-out against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors: Steelers want Ben Roethlisberger to retire as a Steeler

During the 2013-14 NFL season, there were some reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could be parting ways during the offseason, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

In fact, both sides appear to be committed to each other and general manager Kevin Colbert has said it’s “unanimous” within the organization that they want to see Roethlisberger retire as a member of the Steelers.

“There’s nobody that I’d rather have or the franchise would rather have than Ben,” Colbert said. “He’s won for us, there’s still a lot of tread of the tires.”

Roethlisberger caught fire in the second half of last season as the Steelers attempted to make a late run at the postseason despite a slow start. Pittsburgh ultimately missed out on the playoffs, but they looked good on the field and built some momentum that they hope will be carried into 2014.

With Roethlisberger leading the way, the team will just need to sure up their defense and add a big-bodied receiver on the outside to get back in the playoff mix.

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