According to Ben Roethlisberger, players nowadays are more focused on their success than the success of the team.
In a recent interview, he made this statement to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers beat reporter Ron Cook. Possibly the best quarterback in Pittsburgh Steelers history is Ben Roethlisberger. In 2005 and 2008, he delivered the city two titles while leading the squad to three Super Bowl appearances. He will be elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
However, he expressed sadness that the Steelers only had mediocre postseason success in the second part of his career after three Super Bowl appearances in his first seven seasons in a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. After 18 seasons in Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger resigned in January. He attributed some of the January failures to the mindsets of current NFL players.
Ben Roethlisberger Says That NFL Players Are Being Coddled
“I sense that the game has evolved. In a way, I think the people have evolved,” Roethlisberger said in an interview with Ron Cook for the Post-Gazette. “Perhaps it is because I was spoilt when I first moved here. The team was crucial. All eyes were on the squad. Now, it is all about me and these things.
Since 2003, the year before Ben Roethlisberger was selected, the Steelers have not finished with a losing record. However, they have just three postseason victories total since they lost Super Bowl 45 to the Packers after the 2010 season, and they have not won a playoff game since the 2016 campaign. In the 2010s, they saw a lot of high-profile turmoil with athletes like Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.
With Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement, the Steelers are entering a new era. In April, they selected Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in the first round and signed Mitch Trubisky.