QB: Ben Roethlisberger

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Steelers are a "heck no" on benching Ben Roethlisberger.

Fowler was echoing a report from colleague Adam Schefter. It is notable that the Steelers are only a "heck no" as opposed to "hell no" on benching their franchise player. As is often the case with aging franchise icons, Roethlisberger's health might end up making the Steelers' decision for them and sparing them the embarrassment of banishing him to the pine. Roethlisberger, who can truly barely move on the field, is dealing with hip and pectoral issues. Mason Rudolph should probably already be starting.

SOURCE: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter Oct 7, 2021, 1:51 PM ET