Whether he will continue to play elsewhere remains unknown.
But the Steelers are on a short week right now, so there is no time for him to focus on anything other than preparing for the Minnesota Vikings.
Yet Roethlisberger did get a chance to hype up a teammate when speaking to the media Tuesday.
That teammate is T.J. Watt, who Roethlisberger believes is an obvious choice for plenty of hardware once the season is over.
Ben Roethlisberger lobbies big time for TJ Watt (with a league-high 16 sacks) to be DPOY — “I don’t know who’s DPOY other than that guy” — and he also says he absolutely deserves MVP votes, too. pic.twitter.com/86XgWz636F
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) December 7, 2021
Not only does Big Ben think Watt is the only choice for Defensive Player of the Year, but he also believes his teammate deserves MVP votes as well.
Is he right on with his take here?
Watt Playing Out Of His Mind
Watt leads the NFL in sacks with 16 and has done that in only 10 games.
Myles Garrett is next with 14 sacks in 12 games.
Watt has battled through injuries and in addition to the sacks he has 16 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles.
He is making his presence known whenever he is on the field and does appear to have the stats to be the top choice for Defensive Player of the Year.
Garrett is his top competition, while Trevon Diggs is in the conversation as well.
TJ Watt is (+200) to win Defensive Player of the Year 👀
— PFF Bet (@PFF_Bet) December 6, 2021
But it is hard to do what Watt has done while dealing with injuries.
As for MVP votes, a few would make sense.
He is just not going to overtake any quarterbacks, or even Jonathan Taylor in the conversation this season.
That is hard for any defensive player to accomplish, barring a season with record sack or interception totals along with a few touchdowns.
Yet that is why there is a separate award for the top defensive player.
If Watt keeps his pace up, he may even help carry the Steelers into the postseason.