How Close Was Ben Roethlisberger To Retiring In 2017?

Ben Roethlisberger didn’t just flirt with retirement. He actually wined and dined the prospect of ending his NFL career earlier this year. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback seriously considered retiring this offseason, former Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon confirmed Tuesday to ProFootballTalk. Colon, who played seven seasons with Roethlisberger, suggested the 35-year-old quarterback has grown weary of the pounding his body has taken during his career. “I got to sit down and talk to him and one thing he told me is he did take it seriously,” Colon said. “He’s dealt with a lot of injuries.” How well the Steelers protect Roethlisberger might determine how much longer he plays. He missed