First Call: Deion Sanders says Ben Roethlisberger will retire during season

TIM BENZ | Tuesday, September 10, 2019

That’s a bit much

A lot of crummy things were said about the Steelers in the wake of their 33-3 loss to the Patriots.

Most of them deserved. Many of them, by me.

But this one was a bit insane. Deion Sanders on “NFL Gameday” says that Ben Roethlisberger is going to retire before the end of the season. Sanders called the Steelers quarterback “disengaged” and “disinterested” Sunday in New England.

That must be news to Big Ben since he signed a three-year extension before the start of the year. And he is on record as saying that he has found his joy for football again this offseason.

Look, Deion, Roethlisberger was bad Sunday. But he’s not emotionally shutting down.