Few players have been around together as long as Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey. If it was their final time on the field, they soaked it all in while seated on the bench after their playoff loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Talking with reporters after the game, Ben Roethlisberger was asked what the two discussed in that moment.
“I love that guy,” he said via the team’s Twitter account. “He is one of the best competitors and teammates I’ve ever had. It has been so much fun to share a football field with him. And I just, I hate that it ended the way it did. And I just wanted to apologize to him that I wanted to win it for him.”
Inside the NFL released that moment to us on Monday and showed us exactly what Big Ben and Pouncey were talking about:
With Roethlisberger 38 and Pouncey turning 32 this summer, many will question how much time they have left together.
It should be noted that Roethlisberger and Pouncey have made this pact to hang up their cleats when the other does.