Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was once a young hot-shot rookie and second year quarterback, who was set to redefine the quarterback position in the NFL.
Roethlisberger has heard all the talk about young quarterbacks Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and Colin Kaepernick.
Big Ben would like the media and all those doing the anointing to pump their breaks, because as he told USA Today Sports, “they still have to do it again.”
“People ask me all the time about these young quarterbacks,” Roethlisberger told USA TODAY Sports after Thursday’s OTA session. “Let’s wait. One year does not mean a lot in this league. Let’s see what happens in two, three years.
“I’m not trying to take anything away from them. I think they did some great things last year, and they all have the potential to be great quarterbacks. But you don’t want people to jump on their bandwagon so fast and put so much pressure on them to live up to those expectations. My advice to them is to keep doing what you’re doing, playing as hard as you can because people will keep trying to build you up and it could get tough.”
Definitely a fair point Roethlisberger is making. This same group could flame out or run into trouble if they don’t continue to work.