From PFT on 5 Steeler Questions
1. How much does Ben Roethlisberger have left?
The Steelers’ only franchise quarterback since Terry Bradshaw turned 32 this year. But Big Ben is an old 32, with plenty of wear and tear on bones and joints weighed down by a large body and a decade of even larger poundings. In lieu of giving him another big contract, the Steelers have opted to wait. By the end of the season, the Steelers will have a much better feel for how well — and for how long — Roethlisberger can keep going as he approaches 35. It would be a shock if he doesn’t finish his career in Pittsburgh. The more important question is how much longer does he have until he’s finished.