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Though he absolutely credits him for helping him get a Super Bowl ring, Ryan Clark is out on Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ starting quarterback.
For as long as Roethlisberger was giving the Steelers’ offense the best chance to win, Clark was going to ride with his guy. But now that Pittsburgh is on the precipice of its first losing season under Mike Tomlin, Clark feels no choice but to say the Steelers have to make a move under center. It is not Mason Rudolph, it is not Dwayne Haskins and it does not seem to be Big Ben either.
Here is what Clark said about his former Steelers teammate on Friday’s edition of Get Up!
.@Realrclark25 had strong words for his former teammate, Ben Roethlisberger.
“I owe my Super Bowl ring to Ben Roethlisberger. With all that being said, time is up. It’s time to move on. … Big Ben is hurting this team now. … It’s time for Big Ben to take a seat.” pic.twitter.com/k5cCyD6l8A
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 3, 2021
Ryan Clark says it is over for Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers starting QB
With the arch rival Baltimore Ravens coming to town, Pittsburgh will almost certainly fall to 5-6-1 on the season. The Steelers have not only been curb stomped by the on-the-rise Cincinnati Bengals in the division, but tied the winless Detroit Lions … at home! Winning football teams with a proud history do not do that. It only signifies the Steelers have to make a change at quarterback.
While Kenny Pickett can really sling it for Pitt, taking him in the top 10 might be a reach for any team who drafts him. Though drafting him might right the wrongs of passing on Dan Marino back in 1983, the Steelers must accept their quarterback position is in a rough place. General manager Kevin Colbert has to understand that this has to be Roethlisberger’s last year with the franchise.
It is so hard to watch a legend on his last leg, but that is what has unfolded with Roethlisberger.