Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger reflects on legacy after playoff loss: 'It has just truly been a blessing'

Roethlisberger was able to extend the 2021 season for another game – a game he previously said the Steelersdon’t have a chance” 在. His prediction came true but for him, the outcome doesn’t have much weight on his 18-year career.

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Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks off the field after being defeated in the NFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on Jan. 16, 2022 在堪萨斯城, 密苏里州.

Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks off the field after being defeated in the NFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on Jan. 16, 2022 在堪萨斯城, 密苏里州. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

“这很难, but I’m proud to play with these guys,” Roethlisberger told reporters after the game. “God has blessed me with an ability to throw a football and has blessed me to play in the greatest city in Pittsburgh with the greatest fans and the greatest football team and players, and it has just truly been a blessing, and I’m so thankful to Him for the opportunity that He’s given me.

A six-time Pro Bowler with a pair of Super Bowl rings, Roethlisberger’s season – and likely career – didn’t end on a high note.

The Steelers struggled from the start to get the offense going. Roethlisberger went 29-of-44 for 215 码和两个达阵, but it wasn’t enough to match Patrick Mahomes, who ran a clinic on Pittsburgh’s defense, completing 30 通过 404 yards and five touchdowns to advance to the divisional round.

Michael Danna of the Kansas City Chiefs sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger during the wild card game on Jan. 16, 2022, 在堪萨斯城, 密苏里州.

Michael Danna of the Kansas City Chiefs sacks the Pittsburgh SteelersBen Roethlisberger during the wild card game on Jan. 16, 2022, 在堪萨斯城, 密苏里州. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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I will say that I’m really proud of the way guys fought,” Roethlisberger continued. “We had guys, whether it’s linemen or backs or receivers, tight ends, 我的意思是, guys stepped up and literally fought to the end. 今晚, guys just never quit literally until the last second. Even when it’s out of grasp, guys don’t quit. … I’m just so proud to call these guys brothers and to play for ’em.

Roethlisberger has yet to officially announce his retirement but has previously said thatall signs are pointingto this being the end of his time in the NFL.

Ben Roethlisberger leads the Pittsburgh Steelers onto the field for the wild card game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 16, 2022, 在堪萨斯城, 密苏里州.

Ben Roethlisberger leads the Pittsburgh Steelers onto the field for the wild card game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 16, 2022, 在堪萨斯城, 密苏里州. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

I’m just so thankful,” 他说, reflecting on his time in Pittsburgh. “I hope that I’m able to pass the legacy of what it is to be a Steeler from Dan Rooney, 你懂? We all miss him, anyone who knew him misses him and so, it’s just, hopefully I could pass some of that on to the guys and continue the tradition of what it means to be a Steeler.

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