Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger throwing pain-free
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he's "throwing without pain for the first time in years."
"I have no doubts I’m going to be able to come back and play well — none," Roethlisberger said. "Right now, it’s about 40 throws a day and about 20 yards. Our goal was for me to be 80, 90, 100% by OTAs and minicamp." Offseason activities could be heading for cancellation due to COVID-19, so Roethlisberger may benefit from additional recovery time. He was limited to a game and a half last season before going down with an elbow injury that required surgery. Roethlisberger turned 38 earlier this month.
It was obviously a small sample size, but Roethlisberger's -0.10 Passing Net Expected points per play last year was the first time in his 16-year career that he dipped into the negatives. His average depth of target of 9.3 yards would have been fifth-most among the 33 quarterbacks with at least 200 pass attempts.
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