“Massive Ben” might have a brand new nickname heading into the 2021 season.
The Steelers quarterback has at all times been one of many greater QBs within the league, each in peak and girth. However as he will get up there in age, Roethlisberger could also be giving his weight-reduction plan and weight extra consideration.
Based on a report from former NBC Sports activities and ESPN host Ryan Burr, Roethlisberger, 39, is only targeted on his weight-reduction plan and bringing down his weight heading into the 2021 NFL season.
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“Ben won’t ever point out the beating he has taken within the media however says from a dedication standpoint has by no means seen something from Ben near this in previous,” Burr says on Twitter. “Supply say obsessive about weight-reduction plan & exercises.”
The Steelers, who did little to deal with the quarterback place this offseason — they took a flyer on former first-rounder Dwayne Haskins — would seemingly welcome a reinvigorated and slimmer Roethlisberger heading into the 2021 season.
Roethlisberger has taken a beating in his profession, with a knee harm threatening his availability final yr. NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported that Roethlisberger has arthritis in each knees, so taking some weight off will solely show helpful.
With no clear successor plan in place, Roethlisberger would be the man — or half of 1, if he did, in reality, slim down a bit.