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Tomlin: Steelers Replacing Roethlisberger at QB ‘Scary but Exciting’

The Steelers will have a new starting quarterback for the first time since 2003, as Ben Roethlisberger retired after the 2021 season.

Head coach Mike Tomlin took over the role in ’07, meaning he’s never coached another full-time starting quarterback other than Roethlisberger. He admitted on The Pivot podcast this week that he’s nervous for the new era, but excited as well.

“I’m looking forward to the anxiety associated with that uncertainty,” Tomlin said. “To have to stand and deliver, to live out what we believe in. The standard is the standard.