Posted: 6/15/2021 11:02 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (undisclosed) needed to receive some attention from the trainers during practice Tuesday, June 15, but head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that it was nothing serious.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger struggled during the second half of the season in 2020 but will be working with a new offensive coordinator this season. He should be considered a No. 2 quarterback that likely will be a bye week replacement or an occasional starter depending on the opponent.
Posted: 6/01/2021 10:22 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins has looked great early in organized team activities, according to QB Ben Roethlisberger Tuesday, June 1. Roethlisberger said Haskins' throwing mechanics 'are some of the prettiest I've seen.'
Posted: 6/01/2021 5:21 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger disclosed to reporters Tuesday, June 1, his offseason elbow procedure in 2020 was a 'total reconstruction' and that the surgery might have had something to do with his inability to throw deep with any kind of consistency last season.
Huddle Up: For what it's worth, Roethlisberger told reporters Tuesday that his arm feels "really good" at the moment. The Steelers overhauled their offensive line and added Najee Harris in the draft, likely with an eye on reducing their dependence on 39-year-old Big Ben. Roethlisberger's supporting cast should be able to keep him firmly in the mid-to-high QB2 conversation, although his volume from last year (608 attempts in 15 games) figures to take a hit.
Posted: 4/10/2021 3:26 am GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ranked 31st in yards per pass attempt from Week 10 to the end of the season, and he threw at least one interception in five of his final six starts.
Huddle Up: The slow finish to the regular season led into a four-interception performance in a playoff loss, and while he opted to return in 2021, fantasy owners shouldn't expect more than QB2 production out of the veteran.
Posted: 3/04/2021 7:25 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger signed a restructured contract Thursday, March 4. He agreed to reduce his pay to $14 million from $19 million in the final year of his contract and spread the cash payment through 2022, per source. The moves lowered his cap hit to $15 million in 2021, giving the team more flexibility.
Posted: 3/04/2021 6:18 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on Thursday, March 4, signed a restructured contract with the team and will return for an 18th season. Terms of the new deal were not immediately available. 'We are excited we were able to come to an agreement with Ben Roethlisberger on a new contract for him to return to the Steelers in 2021,' general manager Kevin Colbert said in a story posted on the team's website. 'We know that Ben can still play at a high level and do special things for this team. Our goal remains the same - to put together a roster that will compete for another championship. We are happy that Ben will be one of our leaders to help us accomplish that goal.'
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger's return boosts the fantasy value of the team's pass-catchers, but Big Ben's own fantasy value at age 39 is now in the mid-QB2 range.
Posted: 2/26/2021 5:22 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger likely will be playing with a restructured contract in 2021, and Steelers president Art Rooney II is confident Roethlisberger can guide the franchise to success. 'We think Ben played at a high level last year,' Rooney recently told the team's website. 'We won our division and set a franchise record for most consecutive wins to open a season, so there was a lot of good stuff. Ben was as disappointed as anybody the way it ended. That last game is just hard to swallow, and I think in part Ben wants to come back and leave on a high note. We're still confident he has the ability to do that. His arm, I would say, is as strong or almost as strong as ever, so I think he's certainly capable of getting the job done. Part of the concern is putting a (competitive) team around him, and we had a good discussion about that. We know there are still a lot of pieces to the puzzle that still have to fall into place this season, and we're hard at work trying to make that happen.'
Huddle Up: At 38, Big Ben finished 14th among fantasy QBs last season -- his lowest finish for a full or near-full season (at least 15 games played) since a 20th-place fantasy finish in 2008. He's still a capable QB, but he's now mired in the mid-QB2 range in terms of fantasy.
Posted: 2/24/2021 3:33 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will return in 2021, according to team president Art Rooney II.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger was 14th in fantasy points at the position last season in 15 games. The big question will be - how will they supplement around him? JuJu Smith-Schuster is a free agent, and the tight end and running back positions need addressed. He also lost his longtime center to retirement. Big Ben is a mediocre QB2 target in drafts.
Posted: 2/23/2021 11:50 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will return as the team's starting quarterback for the 2021 season, according to his agent, Ryan Tollner, Tuesday, Feb. 23. 'They want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation,' Tollner said.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger finished the 2020 season with 3,803 passing yards and 33 touchdowns against 10 interceptions through 15 games, but he seemed to fade down the stretch. The Steelers will need to address their running game in order to give Roethlisberger more support. He'll be a high-end QB2 in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 2/19/2021 8:14 pm GMT
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger had 41 of his passes dropped by his pass catchers this season. He has only 26 over the previous two seasons.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger did not have a great since coming back from elbow surgery, and his status with the Steelers is uncertain at this point. Fantasy players should consider him a No. 2 quarterback if he plays next season.