Willie Colon says Big Ben was really considering retirement

Willie Colon says Big Ben was really considering retirement

A collective ‘yeah, whatever’ met Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s claim that he was considering retirement this offseason, but according to one former teammate, he was dead serious.

While keeping us all in feigned suspense, the Steelers themselves didn’t seem to buy it either, with no sense of urgency over the prospect of finding a new starting QB for the upcoming season.

“I got to sit down and talk to him and one thing he told me is he did take it seriously,” ex-offensive lineman Willie Colon told PFT Live on Tuesday. “He’s dealt with a lot of injuries.”

“He’s passionate about playing, but one thing that keeps his fire going is that offensive line,” Colon said. “You have to worry about the health of Ben Roethlisberger. Can you keep him upright, can he stay healthy for the duration? They have the offensive line, they have the pieces around him to make it work.”