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PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 10: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass in the first quarter during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger vows to ‘come back stronger and better’ next season

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into Week 17 of the 2019 NFL season with a spot in the playoffs still a distinct possibility. Unfortunately for Mike Tomlin and company, longtime starter Ben Roethlisberger still remains sidelined with his future in the league seemingly uncertain.

However, Roethlisberger took to Instagram on Christmas Day to put Steelers fans’ minds at ease by claiming that he continues to play and plans to be “stronger and better than ever” once he gets back on the field for the 2020 NFL campaign.

As for the Steelers’ current situation as their regular-season finale approaches, Pittsburgh needs a few different things to go their way along with coming out on top against the red-hot Baltimore Ravens. Fortunately for the Steelers, MVP candidate Lamar Jackson will be sitting out this game in order to rest for what could be a long playoff run. That definitely helps the team’s chances of coming out on top, but they’ll also need a few other teams to win and lose.

The real question with Roethlisberger moving forward is how much football he has left in him. It wasn’t all that long ago that the two-time Super Bowl champion was seriously considering retirement, but now he seems more determined than ever to extend his career.

With the Steelers struggling at quarterback ever since Roethlisberger went down earlier in the season, Pittsburgh likely can’t wait to get him back on the field, even though they could very well be playoff bound this year without him.

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