Ben Roethlisberger announced that he is retiring after an 18-season career this week, and it did not take very long for a former teammate to reel off which QB’s he would love to play alongside.
Pittsburgh running back Najee Harris was asked by CBS Sports who he wanted to be under center next season, and the young star mentioned three different quarterbacks who aren’t currently on the roster.
“There’s names that pass my mind,” he said. “…Deshaun Watson’s always in there. Aaron Rodgers. Obviously I don’t know how far he is coming close to retirement, but he’s somebody I think, too. Even guys like, if we get Jimmy [Garoppolo]. I like him too.”
Watson did not play this season for the Texans as he faced 22 active civil lawsuits describing sexual harassment and sexual assault and reportedly 10 criminal complaints. You can clearly see the obvious comparison he has with Big Ben if he were to be traded there.
Aaron Rodgers made major headlines this past year over his COVID-19 controversy and has been considering retirement, but he also had interesting comments about Pittsburgh and a viral moment with Mike Tomlin that had everybody talking.
Garoppolo is still in contention for the Super Bowl as the 49ers face the Rams on Sunday. He is the most likely to be headed out from his current team as the 49ers are expected to go with Trey Lance for the forseeable future.