Though the Pittsburgh Steelers are operating away with the AFC North at Eight-2, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues to face questions on whether or not he’s nonetheless invested in enjoying soccer and fired again at his critics Tuesday.

“In a manner it is like, ‘Wait a second, you are going to take a shot at me and you do not know me?'” Roethlisberger mentioned on 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh. “I will exit right here and bust my butt each day and be limping with bruises and put my physique and my household by way of this and never care? You are completely nuts.”

Ever since Roethlisberger candidly mentioned that he is probably not the quarterback he as soon as was following a 30-9 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. Eight, he has needed to refute the notion that he had given up on his soccer profession.

Roethlisberger has accomplished 61.Eight p.c of his passes for 16 touchdowns in opposition to 10 interceptions this season, together with his five-interception efficiency versus the Jaguars studying as a statistical aberration.

With the Steelers angling for the AFC’s prime seed, Roethlisberger is now not entertaining the concept that he is given up.

“I’ve carried out this lengthy sufficient, too, that I can let [criticism] roll off my again.”