With Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announcing his retirement from football Thursday, many fans may now be wondering when they will see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The earliest Roethlisberger can be inducted into the Hall is 2027, as players and coaches are not eligible until five years after their retirement.
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) January 27, 2022
Roethlisberger will most likely not have to wait longer than the five years, as he completes his career as Pittsburgh’s all-time leader in passing yards (64,088), touchdowns (418), completions (5,440) and wins (165). He also retires top five in nearly every major passing statistic in NFL history.