Roethlisberger wants Rudolph to wait five years to be Steelers QB
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, 36, believes he still has a few years left.
Ben Roethlisberger is not in the business of preparing young quarterbacks.
He told reporters on Tuesday he wants to play another three or five years, health permits, and third-round pick 2018 Mason Rudolph will wait a while before taking over as Pittsburgh starting quarterback.
"If he's going to be your guy, that's great, but in my perfect world it's not going to be for a while," Roethlisberger said, through the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Roethlisberger, 36, has been a bit of health in his career, never playing less than 12 games in a season, and said that if things go on like this, he plans to run the offense for most of the next decade.
"I went and spoke with Art [Rooney II] and coach [Mike Tomlin] and coach Randy [Fichtner] and basically said:" Listen, I can not control, except for serious injuries, except for things at home and things outside of your control, how my body feels. "The way our O-line is built, no matter how good they are, kept me healthy for the past few years, I really feel like I can play this game for another three or five years."
"I'll do it, I still take it a year at a time and I give it everything I have that year, but that's what I felt comfortable telling them."