Ben Roethlisberger is tied for the second-most interceptions in the NFL so far this season, but that won’t stop him from throwing.
During his Tuesday radio appearance on 93.7 The Fan, the Steelers quarterback refused to apologize for the many picks he’s thrown through Week 12.
“I’m a quarterback that is going to go out and sling it,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m not going to worry about interceptions. I hate doing them, they bother me. But I’m going to go out and play my game and try and help us win football games. Basketball right, you miss threes. Do they stop shooting? No, because you trust yourself.”
Roethlisberger is tied with Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick with 12 interceptions behind only Jets rookie Sam Darnold, who has 14.
Roethlisberger is also one of five quarterbacks with at least 50 interceptions dating back to 2015. According to ESPN, Roethlisberger has thrown 52 during that time, joining Blake Bortles (59 in 57 games), Jameis Winston (55 in 51), Eli Manning (50 in 58) and Philip Rivers (50 in 59).
On the other hand, Roethlisberger ranks second in the league with 3,664 passing yards and is tied for seventh in touchdowns with 24. He is averaging 333 passing yards per game and is on pace to eclipse 5,000 passing yards for the first time in his career.
The Steelers (7-3-1) will look to bounce back after snapping their six-game winning streak when they host the Chargers (8-3) in Week 13 action.