Ben Roethlisberger Open To Retirement?

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Would Ben Roethlisberger actually retire and not come back to play next season? It sounded like Roethlisberger would consider retirement this offseason, according to Pittsburgh Tribune reporter Chris Adamski, who was listening to Ben’s spot this morning on 93.7 The Fan.

Roethlisberger turns 35 in March.

From the 93.7 interview:

“I’m going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options,” Ben told us. “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.”

When asked if he’s going to play next year, Ben simply said, “I’m going to take some time and evaluate with my family and just do a lot of praying about it and make sure it’s the right thing for me and my family.”

Ben Roethlisberger on @937theFan won't commit that he will play next season. Implies he's open to retirement.

— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) January 24, 2017

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Ben on @937theFan still referring to next season often. Still sounds extreme longshot he wont be back
But 3 occasions he left that door open https://t.co/hf3tnNwfU9

— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) January 24, 2017