The Steelers fell behind 28-0 due to a series of errors early in the game and were unable to come back. Roethlisberger threw for 501 yards and four touchdowns, but was intercepted four times.
After the game, he and Pouncey were emotional on the team’s bench.
— Ari Meirov (@AriMeirov) January 11, 2021
Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey sit alone on Steelers bench as teammates file off the field. pic.twitter.com/T5J0TBnfFL
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 11, 2021
Both players are entering the final years of their deal. Roethlisberger is owed $41.2 million and Pouncey $14.4 million. Given their contract situations, they are very aware that this might be one of their final years together.
Roethlisberger reportedly wants to play next season, but it’s hard seeing your career come towards an end on a disappointing note like that.