Mike Tomlin: “No Hesitation” On Ben Roethlisberger Being Ready To Play In 2020

     

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said in an interview Monday he has “no hesitation” about saying QB Ben Roethlisberger will be ready to play Week 1 in 2020, per Brooke Pryor.

“This guy is the ultimate competitor,” Tomlin said. “He dropped the gauntlet down. He made the statement he’s coming back.”

This continues the optimism from the Steelers that Roethlisberger will fully recover from an elbow injury that cost him nearly all of the 2019 season. 

Roethlisberger plans to start throwing in the spring and has a key checkup later this month to monitor his progress. 

Roethlisberger, 37, is a former first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2004. He finalized a three-year, $68 million contract last offseason that included a $37.5 million signing bonus.

Roethlisberger stands to make base salaries of $2,500,000 and $8,500,000 over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2019, Roethlisberger appeared in two games and completed 56.5 percent of his passes for 351 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

We’ll have more on Roethlisberger as the news is available. 

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