Dec 1, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner (72) blocks the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Thomas Davis made some interesting comments about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during an appearance on NFL Network. Afterward, he was blasted on Twitter by Steelers offensive lineman Zach Banner, who called his comments “idiotic,” and said Thomas’ take was “uneducated and sad!”

Davis said that he feels Roethlisberger “chose not to” play last season and that he “gave up” on the team because the roster wasn’t amazing.

Video from the segment was shared on Twitter.

Banner saw the video and responded with some fire, taking aim not only at Thomas but “click-bait thirsty networks” as well.

Roethlisberger may not be the easiest guy to work with in the NFL, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that he was completely plugged into the Steelers even though he couldn’t play last year.

Also, it’s not like the man didn’t have a torn ligament in his elbow, an injury he still isn’t fully recovered from roughly a half year after the fact.

So, it’s easy to see where Banner is coming from here.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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While many quarterbacks threw passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the years, this quiz only lists the quarterbacks who led the team in passing yards in the years displayed. 

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1933
Tony Holm
1934
Warren Heller
1935
Johnny Gildea
1936
Ed Matesic
1937
Max Fiske
1938
Whizzer White
1939
Hugh McCullough
1940
Billy Patterson
1941
Boyd Brumbaugh
1942
Bill Dudley
1945
Buss Warren
1946
Bill Dudley
1947
Johnny Clement
1948
Ray Evans
1949-1950
Joe Geri
1951
Chuck Ortmann
1952-1955
Jim Finks
1956
Ted Marchibroda
1957
Earl Morrall
1958-1960
Bobby Layne
1961
Rudy Bukich
1962
Bobby Layne
1963-1964
Ed Brown
1965
Bill Nelsen
1966
Ron Smith
1967
Kent Nix
1968-1969
Dick Shiner
1970-1973
Terry Bradshaw
1974
Joe Gilliam
1975-1982
Terry Bradshaw
1983
Cliff Stoudt
1984-1987
Mark Malone
1988-1990
Bubby Brister
1991-1995
Neil O'Donnell
1996
Mike Tomczak
1997-1998
Kordell Stewart
1999
Mike Tomczak
2000-2001
Kordell Stewart
2002-2003
Tommy Maddox
2004-2018
Ben Roethlisberger
2019
Mason Rudolph

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