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Ben Roethlisberger gives glimpse into future by suggesting Sunday’s game won’t be his last at Heinz Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback hinted at a return for the 2018 NFL season.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a cloud hanging over their head, and it seems to be a yearly cloud for at least the next few seasons. This could would be none other than the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

After hinting at potentially retiring after the 2016 AFC Championship Game, Roethlisberger has been mum on the situation throughout the 2017 regular season. However, during his media session prior to the team’s Divisional Round game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars, Roethlisberger hinted at a potential return next season.

Here is video of Roethlisberger’s comments:

Roethlisberger said more than just the prospects of this upcoming playoff game likely not being his final game at Heinz Field, but his words will certainly bring a level or relief for a fan base concerned about when Roethlisberger finally decides to call it a career.

Whenever that day comes, it will become a stark reality just how good the Pittsburgh organization has had it over the past decade. Knowing you have a Top Tier quarterback every time you take the field is something many NFL franchises would almost kill for, and it would be wise for the team to prepare for life without Roethlisberger sooner than later.

In the meantime, Roethlisberger is locked in on this playoff run, and will let next season unfold on its own. In the meantime, Roethlisberger not thinking this will be his final home game is a good sign of a return for No. 7 in 2018.