What Will Ben Roethlisberger’s Next Job Be? – TV Football Analyst Leads the List of Options
On Monday night, Ben Roethlisberger likely played his final game at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh Steelers fans gave him a warm send-off, as the Steelers picked up a big victory over the Cleveland Browns.
Roethlisberger hasn’t officially announced his retirement, but the writing is on the wall. He is in the final year of his contract, and his play doesn’t warrant a new deal.
Steelers fans want to know what’s next for the 39-year-old. SportsBetting.ag has the odds for his next life choice.
Odds for Ben Roethlisberger’s Next Job
Ahead of Monday night’s game, Ben Roethlisberger said this would likely be his final home game. That has people speculating about his next career move.
My initial thought is, how is coaching such high odds? We’ve seen many players go that route and have success. We haven’t heard anything about him coaching, but it might not be a bad bet.
We’ve seen some players un-retire and come back to the NFL, but it doesn’t seem like Roethlisberger will do that. That leaves us with three options. Let’s check them out.
TV Football Analyst (-150)
A great way to stay involved in football without coaching is to take on a TV role. We’ve seen countless NFL players do this, and it certainly doesn’t hurt to be one of the greats.
Drew Brees transitioned from the field to analyst with NBC. There are also plenty of former players in the broadcast booth, like Troy Aikman, Cris Collinsworth, and Tony Romo.
There’s no doubt that Ben Roethlisberger has a strong understanding of the game. His wisdom could be reliable to a network like ESPN or NFL Network. He could even do something with a local Steelers network. Considering all his interviews, we know he has no problem talking on camera.
It could be a nice way to stay involved with the game.
Podcast Host (+300)
A TV analyst is a nice way to stay involved with the game, but he would have to work for a company or network and adhere to their rules. If Ben Roethlisberger wants to do that with more freedom, he could host a podcast.
Pat McAfee has gone that route with great success. He has hosted the Pat McAfee Show since 2018. They signed a four-year, $30 million deal with FanDuel a few months ago. That shows you can make it big with a podcast.
That’s been going on for a few years, so it’s a lot more official.
It could be a cool idea for him and some former teammates to share their thoughts on the team.
Reality TV Contestant (+400)
This could be an interesting option. Could Ben Roethlisberger follow in the footsteps of another Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback? Of course, I’m talking about Terry Bradshaw and his show “The Bradshaw Bunch.”
I haven’t seen anything to suggest Roethlisberger wants to do reality TV. In 2009, he appeared in “Shaq Vs.” The reality show pitted Shaquille O’Neal vs. various athletes in different sports.
I’d highly advise betting against this option. It’s unlikely to happen, and the odds aren’t in your favor.
Predicting Ben Roethlisberger’s Next Job
For now, I think we’ll see Ben Roethlisberger take some time out of the spotlight. He’ll spend some time with his family before making another career choice.
It’s a toss-up between the TV/podcast and the two coaching options. He strikes me as a coaching guy, but he might do it in a smaller capacity like high school. Because of the odds, it seems like a safer bet.
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