5. Ben Roethlisberger
Thanks to Le’Veon Bell leaving in free agency along with the trade that sent Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be facing more pressure than ever in 2019 to prove the offense will be fine without two of their former superstars.
The good news is as one of the most competitive quarterbacks in the NFL, Ben Roethlisberger will do everything in his power to make sure the Steelers are in the best shape possible on offense to give them a better chance of competing in the AFC North.
Football fans can say whatever they want about whether Big Ben was part of the reason behind Pittsburgh moving on from Brown and Bell, but the team knows the best thing to do now is focus on the future.
Throughout his career, Roethlisberger has proven to be one of the toughest quarterbacks in the league when looking at some of the brutal hits taken over the years, and there’s nothing he would love more than to add a third Super Bowl ring to his collection.
Then again, with Roethlisberger hinting a few times over the last few years about the possibility of retirement, maybe the Steelers wouldn’t have to worry about a new contract after the 2019 season, depending on how their quarterback feels about returning for another year.