Ben Roethlisberger | QB | Pittsburgh Steelers
Posted: 2/10/2015 11:58pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's contract talks regarding an extension have begun on a preliminary basis, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.
Huddle Up: Big Ben, who will turn 33 in less than a month, is entering the final year of an eight-year, $102 million deal he signed in 2008 but the Steelers appear to be looking to lock up the QB for the rest of his career after he won the first passing title in franchise history last season while hitting career highs in passing yards (4,952) and completion percentage (67.1).
Posted: 1/10/2015 10:30am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) will not need surgery on his knee this offseason and should be able to have a normal offseason, according to his agent.
Huddle Up: Big Ben noted that this is the healthiest he's been heading into an offseason in several years, which certainly bodes well for a fast start when the 2015 campaign kicks off.
Posted: 1/6/2015 6:35pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger could have minor offseason surgery on his knee to get it cleaned up, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Roethlisberger said he didn't suffer a concussion in the team's wild-card playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and his hand is also fine.
Huddle Up: In going 408-of-608 for 4,952 yards, 32 TDs and 9 interceptions in 2014, Big Ben had his finest season and finished fifth among fantasy QBs with 378 points. With his pass-catching corps, he'll remain a solid QB1 prospect entering next season.
Posted: 12/31/2014 4:41pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (illness) is a little hoarse Wednesday, Dec. 31, but his stomach is feeling much better after a bout with illness.
Huddle Up: We'll resist the temptation to make a pony joke; the news here is that Big Ben won't be feeling the urge to trot off the field intermittently to visit the restroom, and that's a positive for the Steelers' offense.
Posted: 12/26/2014 11:22am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is not on the injury report after having his leg whipped in Week 16.
Huddle Up: As if there were any doubt Big Ben would play this week; at least this takes any of the potential hand-wringing of "will he or won't he" off the table.
Posted: 12/22/2014 10:24am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 16 but it isn't considered to be serious.
Huddle Up: With the AFC North title on the line next week against the Bengals, look for Big Ben to be on the field.
Posted: 12/16/2014 12:59am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley are working very well together this season. With the game on the line late in the fourth quarter in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons, Haley gave Roethlisberger the freedom to decide between two different plays. The fact that Haley didn't insist on a run with a yard to gain shows how well the relationship between the coordinator and QB is going. Roethlisberger was 12-for-14 for 191 yards on plays in which the Falcons rushed at least five defenders, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has already had a career year with 4,415 passing yards and should eclipse his marks for completions (9 short at 366), TD passes (3 short at 29) and passer rating (.7 off at 103.4). Yeah, we'd say that's "clicking."
Posted: 12/3/2014 6:13pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (wrist) said there is no broken bone in his right hand, despite rumors that speculated otherwise.
Huddle Up: Big Ben should be fine, but be wary of the tough matchup against a Cincy D that's allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Posted: 11/3/2014 10:26am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw six touchdown passes in the Week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens, giving him 12 over the past two games to tie an NFL record.
Huddle Up: Big Ben brings his hot streak into a Week 10 matchup with the Jets' putrid pass defense; what's the record for most TD passes over a three-game span?
Posted: 10/27/2014 9:21am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 40 of his 49 pass attempts for 522 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts. His passing yardage and touchdowns were each franchise records, as he racked up his 100th victory in his 150th NFL start. In fact, Roethlisberger's yardage total was the fourth highest in NFL history. Roethlisberger is now 18-1 at home in the month of October.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger shredded a Colts defense fresh off a shutout of the Bengals, one that ranked highly across the board--especially in defending the pass. His passing prowess kept Antonio Brown atop the receiver rankings, reinforced Martavis Bryant as an up-and-coming star, and even returned tight end Heath Miller to fantasy relevancy. And he did it all while dresses like a bumblebee for Halloween.
Posted: 10/11/2014 3:39pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 365 yards with a touchdown in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, the team's Week 6 opponent. Over his past eight starts against the Browns, Roethlisberger has thrown two or more touchdown passes. However, in 19 career starts, he has eclipsed 281 yards just twice.
Huddle Up: Big Ben is a viable QB1 this week against a struggling Browns pass defense.
Posted: 9/9/2014 10:38am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury related) was listed as having limited participation in practice Monday, Sept. 8. The team is required to release an injury report for their Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11, against the Baltimore Ravens, even though they did not officially take the practice field Monday.
Huddle Up: Big Ben was listed alongside just about every other notable Steeler as a limited participant in Pittsburgh's non-existent Monday practice. In other words, nothing to see here.
Posted: 6/9/2014 12:11am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said the team may use more no-huddle formations on offense. 'I think it's something that we realized where we can be and what we did last year, and where we were successful, so I think we'll use it more,' Roethlisberger said. Roethlisberger was extremely successful in the no-huddle, completing 102 of 163 passes for 1,221 yards and 10 of his 28 touchdowns last season.
Huddle Up: The Steelers also have talked about this in past seasons with nothing noticeably changing, but if they follow through this time, it could mean more aerial attempts for Big Ben, who easily hit career highs for completions (375) and attempts (584) while posting his second-best single-year yardage (4,261) and TD pass (28) totals.
Posted: 3/23/2014 10:58pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team remains interested in signing QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension, but nothing likely would occur until the summer at the earliest. Colbert also indicated the team may not be able to reach an agreement with Roethlisberger this offseason.
Huddle Up: Big Ben recorded his highest yardage total (4,261) since 2009 and his most TD passes (28) since 2007 and remains a lower-tier QB1 in most fantasy leagues.