Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Thinks More Super Bowl Rings Is Better Than Less

How many Super Bowl rings does Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger want to win before his career is over? Well, at least five, duh! The two-time Super Bowl champion voiced the obvious during his Tuesday appearance in London, England to promote the 2013 regular-season game that will take place at Wembley Stadium in late September against the Minnesota Vikings.

“I want to pass Terry Bradshaw by getting more Super Bowl wins. That’s our expectations in Pittsburgh,” Roethlisberger said, via Steelers PR man Burt Lauten on Twitter.

Roethlisberger, who is under contract through the 2015 season, also made it known that he wants to win those three additional championships while playing for the Steelers as if there was any doubt.

“There is no other franchise I would rather play for than the Pittsburgh Steelers,” he said.

Roethlisberger is already 31 years-old, so you would have to figure that if he is going to eclipse Bradshaw\’s number of four, he probably needs to get his third and fourth within the next three years to give him a fighters chance at a fifth. The Steelers quarterback has battled several injuries over the course of his career, so it is unrealistic to expect him to play more than six more seasons.

Assuming Roethlisberger stays healthy and produces in 2013, he should receive another contract extension next offseason which would more than likely be the last of his career. According to John Parolin of ESPN Stats & Information, Roethlisberger\’s 2013 salary will push his earnings from the 8-year, $102 million contract that he signed back in 2008 to $76.5 million, which is quite an accomplishment when compared to other players who have signed nine figure deals in not only the NFL, but MLB as well.

Roethlisberger and Bradshaw will certainly never be the best of friends either as the Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback has been highly critical of Roethlisberger over the course of his career, and this is yet another reason why having five Super Bowl rings is perhaps important to the Steelers 2004 first-round draft pick.

So how should have Roethlisberger answered the question? He could have really made some heads explode if he had quoted the little girl in the AT&T commercial.

“More is better than less because if there\’s more less stuff, then you might want to have some more.”

  • hergieburbur

    Of course he wants more than Terry. They hate each other.

    I would have LOVED to see him give that answer when asked.

  • VaDave

    Of course he wants more. The deal is, until he does, he going to have less. The clock is ticking. Go Ben!!

  • tpalya

    I met Bradshaw once. I wanted to shake his hand and
    thank him for the memories. He wouldn’t even make
    eye contact with me. He had his boy inform me that
    Mr. Bradshaw doesn’t make physical contact with
    the public.
    Forever changed the way I see him.

  • steves

    Don’t think Terry and Ben hate each other. They respect each other and will become friends after it is over. Terry had a bad taste for Pittsburgh for years after being let go. He didn’t attend anything till the last few years and it took a real man to set him strait. Lambert is the same way and does not go to anything. He went out with Turf toe and was laughed about and will probably never come back to the Burgh for an apperance. So do not take it that Terry and Ben hate each other. Look at why they feel the way they do and you will find your answer.

  • TJimmy

    Terry hated how he heard Ben treated women

  • hergieburbur

    I see things very differently than you. Sour taste aside (and that is very true), Terry has always seen Ben as a threat to his legacy as THE Steelers QB, and has taken every chance he can to take a shot at him. We’ll have to agree to disagree here.

  • hergieburbur

    Terry wasn’t exactly a saint when it comes to women.

  • cencalsteeler

    Ben is a competitor, and I would expect him to want nothing more than surpass Terry.

  • steves

    Terry was devorced 3 times. The 1st to a Miss American finalist, the second to an Ice Skater and the 3rd time to a Lawer that took him to the cleaners. Read his book,,, tells all and is very funny. He has 2 daughters by the lawyer and they are both very beautiful.

  • steves

    Terry’s brother was there twice and treated me badly, his brother is a jerk. I don’t hold it against Terry and understand how it is to be famous, but to act like this does not go good with people.

  • steves

    Terry fought Depression for many years.

  • TJimmy

    I’m sure that his desire to reach #5 is rooted more in wanting to be the best QB to play the game than any supposed hatred of Terry Bradshaw.

  • charles

    If Bradshaw’s critique inspires Ben then lets start taunting Terry about how he can’t take body slams head first. Ben could have taken that and come back to play on the next series. All joking aside Ben’s third would put him undeniably into an elite crowd. I would be happy to end 2013 there.

  • hergieburbur

    I am well aware of that, and was when I posted. He also jokes about it all the time.

  • hergieburbur

    I didn’t say otherwise. I think Ben’s feelings are mostly a reaction to Terry, but his competitiveness is why he wants five. That has nothing to do with whether he likes Terry though, does it?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I believe Ben does have something against Terry or he would not have used his name. If it was just competition he would have said something like wanting to get 2-3 more SB’s before he retires.

  • Brendon Glad

    Well maybe if he wins 5, the rest of the world (NFL players included) will give him his proper respect. Maybe they will call him an “elite” QB. Maybe the fact that he will be a HOF’er (in my opinion), will suddenly dawn on them.
    BUT for now, even though it annoys me how little respect he gets anywhere except for Steelers Nation, I also kind of love it. Keep the chip on his shoulder. We can let the media sort out how great he is/was in 2023 or so…and hopefully he has a different black and gold ring to wear for every day of the week.

  • Brendon Glad

    But one more thing I have to get off my chest…I’m not even going to ask WHY this happens…because I don’t care.
    But every time Ben gets acknowledged for having 2 super bowl rings, some idiot in the national media falls all over himself with the speed used to point out that he played poorly in the 2005-6 Super Bowl. And he did. But he played the 3 playoff games leading up to that Super Bowl in an absolutely tremendous way. AND made one of the most clutch and critical tackles in Steelers history on the side.
    YET, NO ONE EVER mentions that the ONE, repeat ONE super bowl ring which rests in Peyton Manning’s legacy, involved him playing some of the worst QB play for a Super Bowl winning playoff run in the history of the NFL.
    So can we just have ONE or the OTHER? If you have to have playoff runs like Montana or Flacco did from start to finish to “earn your ring”, then can we just please do it for everybody? Pretty please?
    God, that chaps my ***!!!!