The vast majority of media talking heads no longer think Roethlisberger has it and this campaign appears to be led by former NFL wide receiver and current ESPN radio host Keyshawn Johnson. On his Keyshawn, JWill and Max show, Johnson was blunt in his description of Roethlisberger.
“It’s done,” Johnson said. “He’s toast. “
Across two games, Roethlisberger is well below his career average in completion percentage and quarterback rating. He averages just 241 passing yards per game and his team is 1-1.
The problem with the whole discussion is that it doesn’t really matter if Roethlisberger is done or not. The Steelers don’t have a succession plan and if they would bench him for Mason Rudolph or Dwayne Haskins, the season would instantly become a washout and only serve to assess substitute quarterbacks.