Last season, he played in 15 games and only missed the season finale. Roethlisberger did so playing through the pain, as he accumulated a number of injuries over the season. Instead of letting their franchise guy rest until back at full-strength, the Steelers had Roethlisberger behind center.
This is due to the fact that without Ben, they lacked an adequate quarterback and were not confident enough in their reserves to win games. The following are some reasons the Steelers need to get a new quarterback and a couple of options for who that might be.