The Ben Roethlisberger trade rumors claims the NFL player is “frustrated” with the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise and that he might be looking for greener grasses to play upon.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the latest Tim Tebow news and rumors find the NFL QB missing in action, although it’s possible he might be pursuing a different type of career within the NFL.
The Ben Roethlisberger rumors were started by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who claimed the NFL QB might be ready for a trade:
“Ben Roethlisberger is not happy. [He’s] incredibly frustrated with the direction the franchise is headed.”
Rapoport claimed the Steelers might replace Roethlisberger during the 2014 NFL draft with a “franchise quarterback” and says the Steelers even sent a scout to watch Tajh Boyd. The Steelers are supposedly “frustrated with Roethlisberger’s unwillingness to change his style of play and study more away from the team facility.”
Even though Roethlisberger’s stats are good, and may even set career highs soon, the Steelers team is currently just 3-6. Roethlisberger’s contract with the Steelers is worth $12.1 million, making him the most expensive player in the team. The contract also ends in 2015 so it’s possible it may not be renewed, making a trade a more reasonable rumor.
Whether or not the Steelers’ management is considering a trade, Roethlisberger denies he has any plans to leave:
“I want to stay. My family wants to stay. I want to finish my career here. I’ve always said that. I hope that’s very clear to everybody. When someone is a source and they’re unnamed, they have an agenda, and that agenda is not winning football games and not helping this team. And whoever the agenda is coming from, they’re not helping us. They’re hurting us.”
Roethlisberger also said he addressed the report with Steelers owner emeritus Dan Rooney and president Art Rooney II and they both said the rumors were “ridiculous.”
But, hey, at least the Ben Roethlisberger trade rumors aren’t saying the Steelers want Tim Tebow to replace him. Then he would definitely have a reason to say that’s “one of the most B.S. stories I’ve ever heard.” What do you think?