After 18 seasons, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has officially retired from the NFL and Steelers fans are sharing their reactions on social media.
2021 could be the last season for Hall of Fame greats like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, but for now, the rumors are just speculation.
For one first-ballot Hall of Famer, the rumors have been confirmed: it was the last season for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger announced his retirement over Twitter and the outpouring of support came flooding in.
Twitter reacts to Ben Roethlisberger retirement from Steelers
Former Steeler Rocky Bleier had a poignant message commemorating all that Roethlisberger has done for the organization over the years.
Bleier isn’t the only Steeler thankful for all that Roethlisberger has brought the city. The Steelers account thanked Big Ben with a graphic commemorating each and every season he spent in Pittsburgh.
And they changed their profile pic to honor Roethlisberger.
Although his retirement becomes official today, Roethlisberger has been hinting at retirement, allowing for a farewell tour at the end of the 2021 season.
His first head coach, Bill Cowher, shared a nice note on Twitter.
On Jan. 27, the true farewell tour begins as the NFL world reflects on all Roethlisberger has done for the game and the city of Pittsburgh.
Even the rival Baltimore Ravens had to salute Roethlisberger on his great career.