Ben Roethlisberger Officially Announces His Retirement

It's official - Ben Roethlisberger has announced his retirement from the NFL through a video on his personal Twitter account.
Roethlisberger had himself one excellent career. In 18 seasons, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he threw the fifth most all-time passing yards in NFL history with 64,088, while also throwing 418 total touchdowns. With this, he also led the Steelers to two Super Bowl championships and went on to make six Pro Bowl teams. Needless to say, he lived up to his first-round pick status immensely. 

Roethlisberger will inevitably become a Hall of Famer after the career that he had. 

The Steelers will now be forced to find his replacement from here. At this juncture, they have Mason Rudolph who is understandably the frontrunner. He has been the veteran's backup for three straight years, but now may be his chance to run the show. If not him, Pittsburgh could also perhaps sign a quarterback via free agency.

For the first in almost 20 years, the Steelers will not have Roethlisberger on the roster. Although it feels like the right time for this change, he will still be missed. Congrats on an awesome career, Big Ben!

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