Colin Cowherd Has Been Calling The Steelers Pretenders All Year And Now Thinks They Should Move On From Ben Roethlisberger

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Colin Cowherd has been extremely critical of the Pittsburgh Steelers all season long. Even with Pittsburgh sitting at 11-0 at the beginning of December, the Fox Sports host went ahead and called the team pretenders telling Steelers fans to go cry in their Terrible Towels because they’re not true title contenders.

Since Cowherd shared his harsh criticisms, the Steelers have gone on to lose three straight games and look nothing like they did during the first half of the NFL season.

With Pittsburgh’s latest loss coming on Monday Night Football against a bad Bengals team and their backup quarterback, Cowherd had more gripes to reel off about the Steelers, particularly Ben Roethlisberger.

While Roethlisberger is under contract through the 2021 season with a cap hit of over $22 million, Cowherd is under the impression that Pittsburgh needs to move on from the former Super Bowl-winning QB.

Cowherd points to the fact that it’s a 16-game schedule in the NFL and while Roethlisberger may look good for 12 games or so, you have to be far more consistent to ultimately win a Super Bowl.

Through the first 10 games of the season, Roethlisberger had a passer rating of 101.4, but over the last four games, his passer rating has dropped below 75. Roethlisberger has thrown just six touchdowns and five interceptions during the team’s current 1-3 stretch.

When it comes to managing Roethlisberger next season, Cowherd thinks Pittsburgh should draft a quarterback ready and able to step in so Big Ben can take a few weeks off. It’s not the worst idea in the world, but easier said than done.