Ben Roethlisberger went on local radio this morning and hinted at potentially hanging them up.

Folks, I haven’t seen a threat to the end of a Big Ben since the Second World War.

But the clock is not ticking on this Big Ben.

Let me ask those of you at home this question: how many snaps did Roethlisberger play this season with Brown, Bell, Bryant, Green, and Coates all on the field at the same time? As many successful wishes you have been granted to meet Emily Rajatkowski.

Sure, the Patriots are on a run of terror. They have a prolific team, and they just got done dismantling this Pittsburgh roster in the AFC Championship. However, Big Ben is a competitor. As cliche as it sounds, he does compete and finds a way to play through a variety of injuries – even though the potential exaggeration of how badly his ailments are has been a recent, fun debate.

If you think Roethlisberger is going to retire by losing to Tom Brady one game before the Super Bowl without ever getting a chance to lead an offense that’s healthy and not channeling their inner-Willie Nelson, I have one thing to say: you’re crazy.

He’s coming back in 2017 to see what their offense is truly capable of.