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Mike Tomlin Reveals True Feelings On Ben Roethlisberger's Absence

A closeup of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin holding a challenge flag.

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts in the first half during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Mike Tomlin has just put out another Tomlinism quote.

Tomlin has always been known to have interesting sayings to the media, no matter what it's about. On Monday, he got a question about Ben Roethlisberger and how he won't have to rely on him anymore.

He didn't hesitate when answering it.

"I like the anxiety associated with professional uncertainty," Tomlin said.

Tomlin doesn't seem even a little worried that he won't have a franchise quarterback at his disposal for next season.

Roethlisberger retired following the 2021 season after playing 18 seasons with the Steelers. He won one Super Bowl with Tomlin (2008-09) in the 15 years that they were together.

As for who will start next season, that job looks to be Mitch Trubisky's. He was brought in a couple of weeks ago on a cheap two-year contract to be the bridge quarterback.

Pittsburgh is also flirting with drafting a quarterback during next month's draft. The Steelers have already met with Malik Willis, Kenny Pickett, Desmond Ridder, and Matt Corral.

It's going to be different in Pittsburgh next season and Tomlin is fully embracing it.