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Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Draft: 2004 Round 1 (11)
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 241 DOB: 1982-03-02 Age: 39

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2004 PIT 14 196 295 66.4 2,621 17 11 56 144 2.6 1 219.5 15.7
2005 PIT 13 168 268 62.7 2,385 17 9 31 69 2.2 3 212.2 16.3
2006 PIT 15 281 470 59.8 3,528 18 23 32 98 3.1 2 270.2 18.0
2007 PIT 15 265 405 65.4 3,158 32 11 35 204 5.8 2 318.3 21.2
2008 PIT 16 282 470 60.0 3,314 17 15 34 101 3.0 2 255.8 16.0
2009 PIT 15 337 506 66.6 4,328 26 12 40 80 2.0 2 340.4 22.7
2010 PIT 12 240 389 61.7 3,200 17 5 33 176 5.3 2 257.6 21.5
2011 PIT 15 324 513 63.2 4,077 21 14 31 70 2.3 0 294.9 19.7
2012 PIT 13 284 449 63.3 3,265 26 8 26 92 3.5 0 276.5 21.3
2013 PIT 16 375 584 64.2 4,261 28 14 26 99 3.8 1 341.0 21.3
2014 PIT 16 408 608 67.1 4,952 32 9 32 27 0.8 0 378.3 23.6
2015 PIT 12 319 469 68.0 3,933 21 16 15 29 1.9 0 283.6 23.6
2016 PIT 14 328 509 64.4 3,819 29 13 16 14 0.9 1 314.4 22.5
2017 PIT 15 360 561 64.2 4,251 28 14 28 47 1.7 0 329.3 22.0
2018 PIT 16 452 675 67.0 5,129 34 16 31 98 3.2 3 420.3 26.3
2019 PIT 2 35 62 56.5 351 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 18.3 9.1
2020 PIT 15 399 608 65.6 3,803 33 10 25 11 0.4 0 323.3 21.6
2021 PIT 2 45 72 62.5 483 2 1 4 5 1.3 0 32.7 16.3
2021 (Projected) PIT   343 536 64.0 4,022 29 11 6 9 1.5 0 318.0  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
When I started college way back in the mid 90's I had a real junker of a Volkswagen Rabbit. Poop brown, and barely able to accelerate on the highway, it was a nightmare in several ways. It was my first ever car, so there was some sentimental value, and I didn't have much extra spending money, but I realized it was time to move on into something that wasn't going to spontaneously fall apart. Why start my first player outlook of the 2021 season with this vehicular-based aside? I see a direct correlation between that car, Ben Roethlisberger, and the Steelers. Playing the role of the poop brown Rabbit is Big Ben, who despite finishing with the 4th 30+ touchdown season of his career, failed to be able to carry this offense down the stretch. Instead of cutting bait and trying to retool a deteriorating roster, the Steelers instead brought back Ben, drafted a running back in Round 1, and seemed determined to try and keep pace with the young guns in the division. Will the old vet find his mojo in likely his last season for the Steelers, or will the wheels truly and finally come off a few miles down the highway?

Roethlisberger's surgically repaired elbow was much worse than many believed, and it was evident he spent 2020 compensating and slowly getting back into form. He finished 33rd in the NFL in yards-per-completion with a 9.5 average as the offense transitioned from a big-play, down the field scheme, to become reliant on slants and screens. Throw in a complete lack of any running game, and an offensive line that got old in a hurry, and the Steelers looked downright pathetic, losing four of their final five games of the year after starting 11-0. The offense failed to reach 20 points in a three-game December stretch, and Ben turned the ball over 4 times in the first half during an embarrassing Wild Card loss to the Browns.

While Brady is a spry-looking 44 year-old, Roethlisberger is a grizzled, rickety 39. The quick, short passes allowed Pittsburgh's offensive line to look better on paper than it might have been, and they return ZERO players who started Week 1 of the 2020 season. DeCastro and tackle Kevin Dotson are building block players, but some younger guys are going to have to step up, as there were no meaningful additions to this unit in the draft. At this point in his career Big Ben is a complementary player, and I just don't feel great about him completing the season. I think the Steelers ride Harris to protect a fading defense, and take one more shot before the inevitable rebuild, making Roethlisberger a low end QB2.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Ben Roethlisberger
QB2QB2 Mason Rudolph
QB3QB3 Dwayne Haskins
QB4QB4 Joshua Dobbs
Steelers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Ben Roethlisberger has left pec injury
Steeers QB could still suit up in Week 3
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 21, 2:55 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) on Twitter: "Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger has a left pec injury. Doesn't indicate exactly how much it'll impact his practice reps this week. #Steelers" (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: His practice reps will be monitored this week but at this point, there's no word if the Steelers would have to deploy Mason Rudolph vs. the Bengals. Stay tuned.


Steelers to put more emphasis on the run
Roethlisberger had 608 pass attempts in 2020
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jul 19, 11:00 am

Pittburgh Steelers
“Mr. (Art) Rooney has sent out a very clear directive to Mr. (Kevin) Colbert, to Coach (Mike) Tomlin, and then to me. We want to be able to run the ball when we have to run it,” new offensive coordinator Matt Canada said." Less Ben Roethlisberger will be a better Roethlisberger, or so that’s the theory heading into the 2021 season. Now, that doesn’t mean that he can’t and won’t have his moments, but for the Steelers and Roethlisberger to have any chance of proving the droves of doubters wrong, the days of throw short and run long and 50 passes per game have to be a thing of the past. (The Athletic)

FFToday's Take: Roethlisberger racked up 608 attempts last year in 15 games as the Steelers featured a short-yardage passing attack. He admitted to being worn down at the end of the season and given his elbow issues, it stands to reason the Steelers want to take a little off his plate in 2021. Pittsburgh threw the ball at a 64.6 percent clip last season (2nd highest) so it's a good bet that ratio will come down significantly if OC Matt Canada has his way.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at BUF W 23-16 18 32 56.3 188 1 0 4 5 1.3 0 13.9
2 LV L 17-26 27 40 67.5 295 1 1 0 0 - 0 18.8

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NYG W 26-16 21 32 65.6 229 3 0 3 9 3.0 0 24.4
2 DEN W 26-21 29 41 70.7 311 2 1 3 -2 -0.7 0 23.4
3 HOU W 28-21 23 36 63.9 237 2 0 5 -3 -0.6 0 19.6
5 PHI W 38-29 27 34 79.4 239 3 0 2 -2 -1.0 0 23.8
6 CLE W 38-7 14 22 63.6 162 1 0 3 5 1.7 0 12.6
7 at TEN W 27-24 32 49 65.3 268 2 3 1 -1 -1.0 0 21.3
8 at BAL W 28-24 21 32 65.6 182 2 0 0 0 - 0 17.1
9 at DAL W 24-19 29 42 69.0 306 3 0 1 8 8.0 0 28.1
10 CIN W 36-10 27 46 58.7 333 4 0 1 0 0.0 0 32.7
11 at JAC W 27-3 32 46 69.6 267 2 1 0 0 - 0 21.4
12 BAL W 19-14 36 51 70.6 266 1 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 17.2
13 WAS L 17-23 33 53 62.3 305 2 1 1 0 0.0 0 23.3
14 at BUF L 15-26 21 37 56.8 187 2 2 0 0 - 0 17.4
15 at CIN L 17-27 20 38 52.6 170 1 1 2 -1 -0.5 0 12.4
16 IND W 28-24 34 49 69.4 342 3 0 2 -2 -1.0 0 28.9
WC CLE L 37-48 47 68 69.1 501 4 4 1 0 0.0 0 41.1
WC = Wild-Card

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NE L 3-33 27 47 57.4 276 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 14.5
2 SEA L 26-28 8 15 53.3 75 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.8

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