Father Time remains undefeated in sporting leagues like the NFL.
After all, there comes a time when athletes cannot perform at the peak of their game anymore.
That reality bit former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hard after playing 18 seasons.
He couldn’t make the same throws or extend plays as he used to.
Still, he brought two Super Bowl titles to Pittsburgh and earned six Pro Bowl selections.
But with him retiring, the Steelers’ matchup with the New England Patriots this weekend will look different.
Patriots-Steelers will look a little different this weekend…
Mac Jones was three months old the last time this matchup didn't feature TB12 or Big Ben 🤯 pic.twitter.com/cDuPRpo4Yt
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 14, 2022
FOX Sports NFL pointed out that the Week 2 game will be the first Steelers-Patriots game since 1998 that will not feature Roethlisberger or Tom Brady.
The caption reads, “Mac Jones was three months old the last time this matchup didn’t feature TB12 or Big Ben.”
Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after playing 20 seasons with the Patriots.
He signed a two-year, $50 million contract to join the squad he led to victory in Super Bowl LV.
Roethlisberger has a 4-7 career record against the Patriots.
Meanwhile, Brady has a 9-3 mark versus the Steelers.
This Year’s Starting Quarterbacks For Steelers-Patriots Game
Jones will lead the Patriots as they try to bounce back from their 20-7 defeat against the Miami Dolphins.
The Patriots selected him with the 15th overall pick in last year’s draft and led the team to the playoffs.
On the other hand, the Steelers will have Mitchell Trubisky as starting quarterback for Week 2.
The former Chicago Bears starter was signed last season by the Buffalo Bills to become Josh Allen‘s backup.
The Steelers acquired him on a two-year contract and led the team to victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1.