Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Pittsburgh won 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers rumors: Ben Roethlisberger planning to play 5-7 more seasons

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During the 2013 regular season, some reports surfaced that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was unhappy with the Steelers coaching staff and could eventually seek a trade. Those reports turned out to be false and now Roethlisberger is hoping to play at least five more seasons at Heinz Field for Steeler Nation.

“I feel like I’m in great shape,” Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan, via ESPN.com. “I think I can get five, six, seven more years out of this arm and these legs.”

Roethlisberger then went on to add that he “bleeds black and gold.”

The former first-round pick has repeatedly expressed his desire to retire as a member of the Steelers organization and if he can play quality football for five to seven more seasons then that will all but guarantee he is able to do that.

Pittsburgh is looking to add some weapons for Roethlisberger in the passing game during the 2014 NFL Draft, and hopefully that will be enough to spark the offense and allow Roethlisberger to lead the team back to the postseason in 2014.

Whenever his career is all said and done, Roethlisberger will go down as one of the best — if not the best — quarterbacks in Steelers history.

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