Ben Roethlisberger, who recently announced his retirement, said he had talks with the San Francisco 49ers about making a comeback in 2022. After injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers may have reached out to Roethlisberger to see if he would be interested in joining their team.
Roethlisberger confessed he was interested in playing again to prove he still had it, but he couldn’t picture himself wearing a different uniform than that of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Despite Roethlisberger’s assurances, some fans remain dubious and wonder why the 49ers would have wanted him given his diminishing performance. They also note that before Brock Purdy was injured, the 49ers were on their way to the NFC Championship Game. Roethlisberger’s age and declining talents make him a doubtful fit for any NFL team at this moment, therefore the situation is generally considered as unlikely.