Steelers’ Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger Has ‘Hip Issues’!
On Tuesday, coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Roethlisberger is dealing with “hip issues” but declined to leave the door open for an eventual QB change. Continue on for details on Ben Roethlisberger Hip Issues…
CelebnSports247.com reports that Mike Tomlin the veteran will “absolutely” remain under center.
Tomlin said when asked if Ben Roethlisberger is the best QB for the Steelers right now, he replied:
Absolutely…What he does and what he’s done makes me really comfortable saying that.
The QB’s apparent hip issues come just two weeks after the QB reportedly suffered a pectoral injury that affected his ability to throw the ball without pain.
Roethlisberger hasn’t missed any time due to the issues, but with or without their impact, he’s been one of the league’s least effective signal-callers in 2021. Through four games, the former Super Bowl champion has thrown just four touchdowns to four interceptions, with a passer rating of 78.9, which ranks 27th among active starters.
Asked what Roethlisberger can improve upon moving forward, Tomlin offered this CBS Sports:
Everything except mobility. I don’t have an answer for that or lack thereof. Ben used to be able to run really good when he was young. Those days are behind him. Other than that, I don’t see much that’s not a discussion of tech alterations.
However you slice it, the Steelers need more from their veteran QB, who took a pay cut this offseason to remain with the team. Pittsburgh’s offense is averaging just over 300 yards per game (27th in the NFL) and 16.8 points per game (28th). They will host the Broncos (3-1) on Sunday, looking to return to .500.