Ben Roethilsberger thinks this will be his last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Big Ben has pointed out that he doesn’t see himself playing for another team. The time to validate that statement is very close

Ben Roethlisberger has privately told his former teammates and some within the organization that he hopes this will be his last season as a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, league sources told ESPN.

Ben roethlisberger he has not made such public reflections, and probably will not, as he does not want the last part of the season to be about him while Pittsburgh prepares for one last effort heading to the playoffs.

But he and members of the organization now operate as if they were in the last five games of his career in the Hall of Fame, two of them against the Baltimore Ravens, the opponent of Pittsburgh on Sunday and in the last of the regular season.

Roethlisberger is in his 18th season and the final year of his contract, he is 39 years old and will turn 40 in March, and he has seen all of his classmates in the draft, such as Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, move on to the next chapters of their lives. He is expected to be next.

Ben roethlisberger He has told many that he will never play anywhere other than Pittsburgh, where his time is coming to an end. It does not mean that it cannot appear next season in another city of the NFLBut that’s “highly unlikely,” according to one source.

And that would mean the career of one of the Steelers’ greatest players of all time is expected to culminate. Roethlisberger will leave the franchise with more wins, touchdown passes and passing yards than any quarterback in the organization’s history.

His 410 career touchdown passes entering Sunday’s game are the eighth most in the history of the NFL. His 62,870 passing yards are sixth in league history. His 161 career victories are also the fifth mark in the NFL.

May this be the last season of NFL for the six-time Pro-Bowler it doesn’t surprise many in the franchise. They felt that last season could have been Roethlisberger’s last, and somehow the team even seemed to prepare for that, dumping much of their roster on the offensive side of the ball this season and transitioning into the future.

The Steelers they have, on average, the youngest offensive roster in the league, with rookies filling left and center tackle positions, and running back and tight end. Pittsburgh has begun to advance in the other offensive positions, but not with the quarterback.

Although Steelers They have quarterbacks Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins on their roster, there are questions about whether any of them will succeed Roethlisberger.

At 5-5-1, the Steelers will need a final push in the postseason to give Roethlisberger one more chance to try and add another Super Bowl to the two he already led to Pittsburgh.