Monday, July 15, 2024

Steel City legend Ben Roethlisberger announces his retirement after 18 seasons

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has announced his retirement on Thursday. He spent 18 seasons with the team.

He never had a losing record during his entire career. This news was expected the last several weeks.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks to pass the football against the Minnesota Vikings
Ben Roethlisberger looks to pass the football against the Minnesota Vikings (Getty Images)

“The journey has been exhilarating, fueled by a spirit of competition,” Roethlisberger said. “Yet the time has come to clean out my locker, hang up my cleats and continue to be all I can be to my wife and children. I retire from football a truly grateful man.”

As a starter, Roethlisberger went 165-81-1 in 247 starts. Roethlisberger has gone 5,440 of 8,443 for 64,088 yards. He had thrown 418 touchdown passes and 211 interceptions.

“I’ve been here a long time, and it’s been a lot of fun,” Roethlisberger said after his final game, a wild-card game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. “God has blessed me. We joke a lot about the Browns and going in there, but it was meant to be that I was going to wear black and gold. Draft day I had a black suit with a gold tie. I’m just so thankful.

“I hope that I’m able to pass the legacy of what it is to be a Steeler from Dan Rooney. … So hopefully I can pass some of that on to some of the guys that can continue the tradition of what it means to be a Steeler and get passed down.”

Roethlisberger retires as the fifth all-time passing leader. While he is fifth on the all-time passing list, he owns numerous Steelers records.

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Follow Us on Social Media:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, Tumblr, and YouTube

Keep Independent Journalism Alive! Ad-free experience and Exclusive Premium-plus content.

Join our Paid Substack for additional content for $10 per month. This is ad-free content. We believe that what you read matters and great writing is valuable. Through Substack, writers can flourish by being paid directly by their readers.

Report a Correction or Typo

© 2007-2024 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.

Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
Latest news
Related news