ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger does not need Tommy John surgery and "will be fine for next season." Big Ben is slated to undergo elbow surgery this coming week, but "no one is concerned that next year is going to be a problem," a source told Schefter. Roethlisberger is signed with Pittsburgh through the 2021 season and has said that he plans to honor that contract. He turns 38 in March.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's pectoral injury is causing pain when he throws, according to insider Gerry Dulac. But Big Ben -- as he usually does -- might try to play through the issue vs. the Bengals on Sunday. Roethlisberger was already looking washed before this injury, so things might get really ugly if he tries to give it a go this weekend.
Steelers HC Mike Tomlin revealed Tuesday that QB Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with an injury to his left pectoral muscle. Jenna Horner of WPXI Sports reports that Tomlin said it "could affect him from a preparation standpoint." That makes it sound like we should expect some missed practice time this week but that they expect Roethlisberger to be ready for Sunday's game against the Bengals. The aged QB shouldn't be in most fantasy plans at full health right now, so this isn't affecting our Week 3 outlook much.
The Steelers announced Thursday that they have agreed to a new contract with QB Ben Roethlisberger. That should give the team relief under the lowered salary cap for 2021. For fantasy purposes, it just confirms what we all expected: Roethlisberger will lead the offense for at least 1 more year. We'll see whether he gets JuJu Smith-Schuster back (don't bet on it) and how the backfield settles out (James Conner looks likely to leave). Roethlisberger is a solid pick in mid-QB2 range in current best-ball drafting.
The Steelers announced that QB Ben Roethlisberger will be back for the 2021 campaign. Team president Art Rooney added that they'll need to "work out Ben’s contract," which is set to pay him a whopping $41 million this year. Roethlisberger went in the tank down the stretch last season, averaging just 6.0 yards per attempt with 15 TDs vs. 10 INTs over the final 7 games, including the playoff loss to Cleveland. Turning 39 in March, Big Ben isn't a great bet to bounce back in 2021.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo hears that there's "optimism" within the Steelers organization that QB Ben Roethlisberger will be back for the 2021 season. "Optimism" is an interesting word choice. Roethlisberger had a solid start to 2020 but averaged just 6.0 yards per attempt with 15 TDs and 10 INTs over the final 7 games, including the playoff loss to Cleveland. He turns 39 in March.
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