It has been rumored that Pittsburgh has decided to offer Ben Roethlisberger for a Top 10 draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Apparently the Steelers really want Jimmy Clausen as their next QB. Is this the Steelers way of showing Big Ben the door after his second rape allegation in 3 years? You have to wonder why else a team would trade away a young two-time Super Bowl winning QB for the chance to draft an unproven college kid.
If the rumor is true, I expect to see this deal take place by the time the draft begins tomorrow night. The Redskins just picked up McNabb and the Chiefs have Cassel but the rest of the Top 10 teams could all use a franchise QB even though he is suspended 4-6 games next season. Hopefully my Seahawks, with the #6 & #14 picks, will not make the trade. I am not a Roethlisberger fan since he (make that the referees) beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.
For now it seems that Roethlisberger’s personal life is affecting his card prices, you can pick up his autographs for under $50 and his jersey cards and rookie cards are a dime a dozen. He has the talent and with the right team around him he can return to the Super Bowl, but will his Frat Boy image haunt him for the rest of his career?