Former Steelers all-pro safety Ryan Clark has seen enough from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this season.
Clark appeared on ESPN’s Get up on Friday morning and thinks Roethlisberger should be benched for the remainder of the season.
“I owe my Super Bowl ring to Ben Roethlisberger,” Clark said. “With all that being said, time is up. It’s time to move on. It’s time to see what else you have in that locker room. Big Ben is hurting this team now. It’s time for Big Ben to take a seat.”
.@Realrclark25 had strong words for his former teammate, Ben Roethlisberger.
"I owe my Super Bowl ring to Ben Roethlisberger. With all that being said, time is up. It's time to move on. … Big Ben is hurting this team now. … It's time for Big Ben to take a seat." pic.twitter.com/k5cCyD6l8A
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 3, 2021
Clark is likely saying all of this due to Roethlisberger’s poor performance against the Bengals last Sunday. He finished with 264 yards and one touchdown but threw two costly interceptions in a 41-10 loss.
The Steelers have also already seen at least one other quarterback on the roster. Mason Rudolph has started a lot of games the last few seasons, including the one on Nov. 14 against the Detroit Lions.
He finished with 242 yards and one touchdown pass along with an interception as he also missed plenty of throws. That led to the Steelers tying the Lions, 16-16.
The most likely course of action will be for Pittsburgh to ride Roethlisberger until the end of the season before he makes a decision on retirement.
Pittsburgh will look to get back on track this Sunday against Baltimore. Kickoff will be at 4:25 p.m. ET.