Former Player Revealing Steelers’ Legendary QB Frustrated Him: “I Hated Big Ben”

After Ben Roethlisberger retired, the offence has struggled to find its identity. Roethlisberger had some iconic rivalries and matchups in his career, one of those intense matchups being against the Denver Broncos. Fans always knew the Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance against anybody when he was throwing the football.

In the playoffs, Roethlisberger faced the Broncos three times. Of those three games, he only emerged victorious once—the AFC Championship in 2006. In 2012 and 2016, he was defeated in the AFC Divisional and the AFC Wild Card game. Denver never enjoyed playing against him, despite these losses.

The Broncos had defeated the Steelers in the AFC Divisional that season before winning Super Bowl 50. During that playoff run, the Broncos team had to contend with some incredible quarterback play. Chris Harris Jr., a former Broncos cornerback, spoke with Bleav on the Broncos podcast about the team’s postseason journey that resulted in a Super Bowl victory. Harris said he detested facing Roethlisberger the most when questioned about the quarterbacks they faced.

Harris remarked, “I hated Big Ben going through Big Ben.” “Big Ben was tough every year we had to face him.”
All 18 of Roethlisberger’s remarkable NFL seasons were spent with the Steelers. During his illustrious career, Roethlisberger passed for 64.4% of the time, accumulated 64,088 passing yards, and threw 211 interceptions in addition to 418 touchdowns. His legacy in NFL history was cemented as a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl winner quarterback.

Roethlisberger was considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL during his dominance. Harris is hardly the only one who dislikes taking on Roethlisberger. Victory over the Steelers was never guaranteed when Roethlisberger was on the pitch, regardless of how much of a lead you had.

It was an amazing skill of Roethlisberger’s to intercept a pass and then come back with numerous touchdown passes. He was an extremely dangerous quarterback because of his fearlessness and tenacity. Though he didn’t have an athletic build, he was surprisingly quick and a very dangerous passer. Opponents found it difficult to prepare for Roethlisberger.

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