Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has announced his retirement from the NFL after 18 seasons, and Steelers fans are reacting on social media.
Hall of Famers like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers may play their final season in 2021, but for now, the whispers are just that.
The rumors were true for one first-ballot Hall of Famer: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s final season.
Roethlisberger announced his retirement on Twitter, and the response was overwhelming.
Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement from the Steelers has gotten a lot of attention on Twitter.
Former Steeler Rocky Bleier sent a touching tribute in honor of Roethlisberger’s contributions to the team throughout the years.
Bleier isn’t the only Steeler who appreciates what Roethlisberger has done for the community. Big Ben was thanked by the Steelers with a graphic celebrating each of his seasons in Pittsburgh.
They also altered their profile picture to pay tribute to Roethlisberger.
Although Roethlisberger’s retirement is officially announced today, he has been hinting at it for some time, allowing for a farewell tour at the end of the 2021 season.
Bill Cowher, his first head coach, wrote a kind remark on Twitter.
The genuine goodbye tour begins on Jan. 27 as the NFL world focuses on Roethlisberger’s contributions to the game and the city of Pittsburgh.
Even the Baltimore Ravens congratulated Roethlisberger on his outstanding career.