Ex-Steeler Ike Taylor advises Ben Roethlisberger to ‘shut it down,’ says QB can be ‘picked final’ in division

Might the clock strike midnight for “Massive Ben?”

Ike Taylor, former Steelers DB, received two Tremendous Bowls with Ben Roethlisberger as his QB, however with Roethlisberger growing old and a query mark on the QB place getting into 2021, Taylor thinks it is excessive time for Roethlisberger to file his retirement papers.

Talking with TMZ, Taylor provided some recommendation to Roethlisberger: Both hold ’em up or get to coaching.

I believe 7 (Roethlisberger) ought to shut it down. And the explanation why I believe 7 ought to shut it down, he is performed every thing he might presumably can. No matter you are asking for a quarterback to do, as many alternatives to win Tremendous Bowls, I believe 7 did every thing he might do. If 7 needs to come back again, 7’s gotta get on this Tom Brady regiment. He is gotta actually hone in within the offseason and get a few of his mobility again. ‘Trigger proper now within the NFL you’ll be able to’t simply be a pocket — until you bought an offensive line, like a Tom Brady — you actually cannot be a pocket quarterback, they’re changing into extinct proper now. You gotta have some type of mobility.

And if Roethlisberger decides to lace up the cleats for one more season?

You are setting them again a 12 months, or two, or three. I believe the explanation why I believe you are setting them again is since you’ve seen the development in Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow earlier than he acquired harm and Baker Mayfield. So we’re speaking about three younger quarterbacks in a single division. Who’re you gonna decide final? I am not speaking in regards to the accolades, I am not speaking in regards to the Tremendous Bowl, I am speaking about 2020. Who’re you selecting final?

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Taylor strengthened that there is nothing unsuitable with strolling away (clearly) and acknowledged that it is a troublesome determination for some gamers to make, each affordable statements. Taylor stated that if the Steelers determine to run it again with Roethlisberger, then the run sport must be on the forefront, with Roethlisberger taking cost.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has been non-committal on Roethlisberger’s future in latest weeks, however the group has been open to bringing Roethlisberger again in 2021 — on the proper worth. Roethlisberger at the moment has a cap hit of greater than $40,000,000, a hefty quantity, and the very best of any QB within the NFL.

Sitting at No. 24 within the first spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Steelers additionally might have some choices to interchange Roethlisberger with a younger signal-caller of their very own, or they might select to scour the trade- and free-agent markets for a future QB.

All of the choices are on the desk for Pittsburgh, however the eyes are squarely on “Massive Ben” for his or her subsequent determination to be made.

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