根据 ESPN, Roethlisberger was “私下” spreading the word about retiring after the 2021 季节. He didn’t seem fazed by the report as he was 21-for-31 with 236 passing yards and two touchdown passes in the 20-19 胜利. Both touchdown passes went to Diontae Johnson in the fourth quarter.
Tomlin was asked about the report after picking up the close AFC North victory.
“Ben doesn’t allow it to become an issue. Ben has been pretty solid in terms of his expressions that he’s singularly focused on what we’re doing now. He’ll deal with those things on the other side of his journey, and I’m with him on it,” 他说, 通过 职业足球谈话.
“So it’s not a distraction. I thought it was funny that it was seemingly a story this weekend, to be honest with you,” 他说.
Roethlisberger was asked about retirement rumors after the game but didn’t divulge much information.
“I haven’t told everybody that, 没有. 老实说, we just got done with this game, I’m exhausted. We play in a couple hours, it feels like. That’s my focus. My focus is on Minnesota and what we have to do to get ready,” 他说, 通过 ESPN.
“I’ll address any of that stuff after the season. I’ve always been a one-game-at-a-time, one-season-at-a-time person. I’m going to stay that way.”
Pittsburgh moved to 6-5-1 with the win and moved to third place in the division.