KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 16: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws the ball in the fourth quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

It’s the end of an era for the Steelers, as longtime Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has announced his retirement.

In a video message posted on social media, Roethlisberger said it was “time to clean out my locker, hang up my cleats.” She been with the team 18 years, scored two Super Bowls and is considered one of the team’s greatest quarterbacks.

There was a time I was a huge Steelers fan, so I’ve followed Big Ben over the years, and it’s hard to believe he’s actually retiring. Watch the emotional video below.

NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium:

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