Reactions to report of Ben Roethlisberger allegedly seeking a trade

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Everything from eyeing potential suitors to flat-out disbelief, a recent report indicating Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will seek a trade this offseason has become the hot talker before the Steelers' Week 10 game against Buffalo.

Whether it happens or not, whether the report has any truth to it or not (read: we expect Roethlisberger to deny it immediately following the game today), it will be the main talker surrounding this team for a while.

The reaction on Twitter spanned many angles, but the most common are represented by the following Tweets.

Some choose to simply disbelieve the report, which is a valid opinion.

For the record, Wallace's deal was not too far off from the deal given to Larry Fitzgerald in terms of guaranteed money, and the Vikings reportedly offered Wallace more money than the Dolphins did.

Others see the downside of this deal immediately - also a valid thought. Roethlisberger is one of the most iconic sports stars in the history of Pittsburgh. It's not often a team finds a quarterback good enough to bring his team to three Super Bowls, winning two of them. Teams do not trade that player often, if ever, especially if he has several good years left.

But it's a two-way street. At some point, even the greatest move on. It a tight salary cap-regulated league, it's hard to compete without a healthy bottom line. The Steelers are paying Roethlisberger a huge amount of money in terms of cap dollars, but can't fit the pieces around him without having the flexibility to bring in players via free agency.

That said, some don't feel that bottom line is best met by dealing Roethlisberger, but rather, those who are developing the pieces around him.

What do you think about it? Weigh in here, or leave me a note on Twitter at @NealCoolong or @BTSteelCurtain

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