Big Ben on his future: Will ‘consider all options’
Roethlisberger eventually said he’s not making any declarations and talked several times about next season, but he didn’t commit to returning in 2017.
When asked how much he has left, Roethlisberger, who will turn 35 in March, said: “I don’t know.”
“I was talking to my wife about it last night and I’ve talked to my agent about it and [to] Coach about it. I’m going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options, to consider health and family and things like that and just kind of take some time away to evaluate next season, if there’s going to be a next season, all those things,” Roethlisberger said. “I think that’s, in my point of my career and my age, that’s the prudent and smart thing to do every year.”
When asked whether he’s indeed coming back, Roethlisberger followed up with: “Like I said, I’m going to take some time and evaluate with my family and really do a lot of praying about it and make sure it’s the right thing for me and my family.”
Roethlisberger added, “I’m not by any means saying I’m not coming back,”…