Ben Roethlisberger hoping to get 'five, six, seven' more years in the NFL

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spoke on his desire to continue playing in the NFL, hopefully for the Steelers, for another seven years, maybe.

Everyone thinks they have another year left in them.

While it's more common to see the 32-year-old Weekend Warriors get fired up for the upcoming softball season, thinking they're still what they were when they were 22, guys like Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger look like they could play for another 10 years.

He spoke with 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh Tuesday, and said he'd want to play a little less than that.

"I feel like I'm in great shape," Roethlisberger said. "I think I can get five, six, seven more years out of this arm and these legs."

Roethlisberger had, in many ways, one of his best seasons in 2013. After a rough start offensively, the Steelers became one of the top scoring teams in the league over the final eight games, averaging over 28 points a game, winning six of those eight games.

He doesn't want those arms and legs leaving the 412 area code, either. His contract is a matter of concern among fans, but he said he'll remain a Steeler.

"However that gets done, that's all that matters to me because I bleed black and gold," Roethlisberger said.

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