Ben Roethlisberger wants to play 5-7 more years

Michael Amato

If the Pittsburgh Steelers plan to draft a quarterback later this week to succeed Ben Roethlisberger at some point, that signal caller may not see the field anytime soon. 

Roethlisberger told the 93.7 the Fan that he doesn't plan on calling it a career in the near future. 

“I could get five, six or seven more years out of these arms and legs,” Roethlisberger said. “This is home for me and where I want to finish. I bleed Black and Gold.”

Roethlisberger, 32, may struggle to reach that goal as he's taken a beating over the years. He played 16 games in 2013 for the first time since 2008 and has been sacked at least 40 times in six of the past eight seasons. 

This draft is seemingly tailor made for a team looking for a quarterback to groom for the future, but Roethlisberger's words would indicate he plans to be behind center in Pittsburgh for the foreseeable future. 

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