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Realistically: How many more years does Ben have?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersfan35, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:17 PM.

  1. steelersfan35

    steelersfan35 Well-Known Member

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    He could play until he's 40 or so, with a good O-line, but he probably won't last as long as Brady.
     
  2. JAD

    JAD Well-Known Member

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    maybe 2 decent years left
     
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  3. SteelerGlenn

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  4. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    2 years tops, he has taken a ton of hard hits over his career and I think that has taken a toll on him. I mean it wasn't long ago he was worried enough about his heath and family to consider retirement right?????
     
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  5. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Two observations.

    Brady will retire before Ben.

    It Popcorn cannot get this team contending for a shot at the SB (making the playoffs), then I think Ben retires in the next 3 years.
     
  6. PDXSteelers

    PDXSteelers Well-Known Member

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    Hoping Ben retires next year after a surprising SB win.
     
  7. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    Who knows. He could be gone after this year if its a disaster He could be here until coaching change. He could he here longer if there is a coaching change. Could be as long as his line stays together. He could get transferred to Oakland be with his buddy. Realistically, IMO. I give him maybe 2 years but wouldn't be surprised if this becomes his last year.
     
  8. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

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    Probably two or three. The excellent o-line helps!
     
  9. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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  10. Smitch89

    Smitch89 Well-Known Member

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    As long as Ben maintains his incredible physique I'd say another half decade at least
     
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  11. jeh1856

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    He doesn’t seem to have as many extra chins as in the past
     
  12. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    I say 3-5 with new rules in place. QBs are protected by the refs.
     
  13. Diamond

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    The skins lost both their QBs to broken legs in 2018 and QBs like goroppolo was lost lost for the season last year and ben had a rib injury in the raider game last year as well there was a rash of QB injuries in 2017 and 2018, it only takes a fluke play to end a season for any QB in this league ..........
     
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  14. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    That is always a risk, perhaps a little moreso due to his age.
     
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  15. Smitch89

    Smitch89 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if he took some of the mass from his face and added it to his arms he'd look a little more proportioned
     
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  16. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    True, but Steelers have a better OL than Redskins and 49ers.
     
  17. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Probably 10 more years without whiny yellow stash bothering him now.
     
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  18. TheTerribleOwl

    TheTerribleOwl Well-Known Member

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  19. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    2 will be too many.
     
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  20. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    And conditioning. Hope he comes in lean & mean again.
     
  21. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    I think he was more on top of his game physically last year than I’d seen him in a long time. He has a good 2-3 years left if he takes the same offseason approach to conditioning.
     
  22. jeh1856

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    Again?

    He is varying degrees of chubby.

    I know chubby.
     
  23. groutbrook

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  24. SteelersFanIrl

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    There are a lot of variables to consider so it’s very difficult to say how long he can go on. With a 2018 level O-Line and avoiding serious injury he could play for several years at a high level. Munchak is gone so it will be interesting to see what effect that has. If he starts getting battered every game then surely he will begin to consider retiring.

    I would imagine he and his family are set for life at this stage so in a bad situation in would be an easy decision. Im very positive about the Steelers 2019 prospects though. They need at least one if not two impact players in the draft but it warms my heart to see the various analysts count them out now AB and Bell are gone. It could be the catalyst they need.
     
  25. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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