Ben Roethlisberger has squelched any rumor that he wants to be traded, but the Steelers star quarterback has also made it known that he wants no part of a rebuilding situation.
Roethlisberger made it clear that he that he’s focused on getting the Steelers back to relevance immediately, not two years from now.
“I look at it as every year, every game that I play, we’re going to be the best we can be. I hate it when people say you’re rebuilding because to me that’s a slap in the face to the people that are out there playing,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday on his weekly show on 93.7 The Fan, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “You sit there and say, ‘They’re young, they’re rebuilding, but what about the guys that are out there playing?’
“You think they’re sitting there telling themselves, ‘Oh, it’s OK [to lose], it’s a rebuilding year.’ No, they’re out there trying to bust their butt, and that includes me.”
Roethlisberger also reiterated that he had no intentions of quitting on the Steelers either.
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“No one wants to win more than I do. It pains me to lose football games, it pains me to lose at anything,” Roethlisberger said. “That’s just who I am. So that’s why I’m going to do everything I can to turn it around and win football games. . . .
“Just because the season started bad doesn’t mean I’m going to quit on the season.”