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Steelers News: Ben Roethlisberger will retain the “youngest to win a Super Bowl” title for another year

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take at how no matter the outcome of Super Bowl 54, Ben Roethlisberger will keep the title of “youngest to ever win a Super Bowl” for at least another season.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Ben Roethlisberger has held a lot of titles in his career, but one which might never be taken from him is the “youngest to ever win a Super Bowl”. Even with Patrick Mahomes in the big game for the Kansas City Chiefs, he won’t be able to take the title away from Big Ben.

Mahomes vying to be 2nd-youngest QB to win SB

By: Brant Gordon, NFL.com

Perhaps when the Lombardi Trophy has been hoisted and the 2019 NFL season comes to its 2020 conclusion, this campaign will be but an aberration.

Perhaps all the young blood that flowed through the playoffs merely gave the old guard a rest.

It certainly doesn’t appear likely; not with a one-of-a-kind wunderkind such as Patrick Mahomes flexing his miracle for an arm and propensity for the mind-spinning play.

“His mobility is unique. His arm strength is ridiculous. He’s very, very accurate,” complimented the man tasked with stopping Mahomes in the Super Bowl, Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, on Thursday via team transcripts. “But, what I don’t think people give him enough credit for is that he actually plays quarterback. There’s a lot of people, there’s a lot of quarterbacks in this league that will say no to number one and then it just becomes street ball. He gets rid of the ball on time. He puts it where it needs to be. He hits a lot of throws in rhythm. And when he needs to take his shot, he knows how to buy time in the pocket and do it. So, he’s a superstar in every way you can possibly imagine and he’s going to be tough to deal with.”

When Super Bowl Sunday dawns, Mahomes will be 24 years, 138 days young — the fifth-youngest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history looking to become the second-youngest starting signal-caller to win the big game.

Should Mahomes pull off the latter and lead his Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in 50 years — more than twice Mahomes’ lifetime ago — he would trail only Ben Roethlisberger (23 years, 320 days in Super Bowl XL).

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  • Devin Bush delivered on what he told fans to expect after he was drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Delivering as advertised

By: Mike Prisuta, Steelers.com

He arrived amid great fanfare but also with perspective, with an understanding of where he was headed and how he intended to get there.

Inside linebacker Devin Bush wanted to prove that much initially after being drafted 10th overall out of Michigan.

Upon reporting for rookie minicamp, he first set out to establish “why I belong here, why I belong in the NFL and I’m going to play here for a long time.”

The Joe Greene Great Performance Award, handed out annually since 1984 by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association of America to the Steelers’ top rookie, is confirmation Bush is off and running.

He ended up starting 15 of 16 games and leading the Steelers in tackles (109) and solo tackles (72).

Bush also tied for the lead among Steelers with four fumble recoveries, tied for third on the team in interceptions (two) and finished fourth in tackles for a loss (nine).

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  • Players at the Pro Bowl make their picks for Super Bowl 54.

Super Bowl LIV picks and analysis from Pro Bowlers

By: Staff Writers, ESPN

The NFL’s best gather in Orlando, Florida, this week to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium (ABC/ESPN, 3 p.m. ET). How do they see Super Bowl LIV playing out between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers?

We asked 18 Pro Bowlers and a Legends captain to weigh in on who’s going to win the big game. Not everyone went on record and chose a winner, but everyone offered a take. Here’s what they said:

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