Since 2004, Big Ben Roethlisberger has been the quarterback of one the proudest franchises in the NFL. In that time span, he set rookie records, won two Super Bowls, and has established himself as one of the toughest quarterbacks in the game.
Furthermore, his ability to lead game winning drives, coupled with three trips to the Super Bowl, has led some to speculate he is one of the top five best quarterbacks in the game and a potential Hall of Fame candidate.
While all of this debate continues on, CBS Sports has reported that Ben feels he has eight more years left in the league, which would give him a sixteen year career, quite an achievement for any player.
Yes, while Ben's body may not hold up to eight more years of beatings, the question is now can he join Montana and Bradshaw and join the four time Super Bowl champions lounge? Even more intriguing, could he be the game's first five time champion?
While it is extremely unlikely that this could happen, the Steelers are one of the few teams with enough stability and commitment to make this goal even thinkable. So assuming that the Steelers surround Ben with quality talent (a relatively safe bet), what does Big Ben need to do to assure he can not only last eight more seasons but win three more rings?