‘No restraint’: Ben Roethlisberger impresses Steelers with post-injury throws

first_imgBen Roethisberger is clean-shaven and throwing crisp passes again.For a Steelers team that suffered from poor quarterback play in Roethlisberger’s absence last season, the veteran’s pass velocity in workouts with teammates this week has offered encouragement. Wide receiver Ryan Switzer shared his impression of the sessions with The Athletic, saying Roethisberger doesn’t look like someone returning from elbow surgery.”Man, he let it rip,” Switzer said. “There was no restraint, no hesitancy, he was just out there. He has been throwing like that for a while and, in my opinion at least, getting out there on that field for the first time and throwing full-speed routes was refreshing. The control factor was taken out of it. He was out there and he was throwing. Did some off-schedule stuff. No restraints. He threw everything — across his body. Everything.”Feels good to be back out there with my guys! @TeamJuJu @JamesConner_ @Switz pic.twitter.com/hAlOwr7Ias— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) May 18, 2020MORE: Must-watch games on 2020 NFL scheduleTop Pittsburgh receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster also participated in the workouts and apparently gave Big Ben high marks as well. “You know, like when the ball cuts through the air and you can hear that ‘pfft-pfft-pfft’ sound?” Switzer said. “That’s what JuJu said it sounded like.”Roethlisberger played in two games last year before undergoing surgery. He’s 38 years old, and the Steelers have reportedly been examining ways to shore up the quarterback position for the future, briefly considering adding Jameis Winston as a backup before sticking to their current crop of passers.But this is still Roethlisberger’s team, and it will likely go as far as his throwing arm allows.last_img read more