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Ben Roethlisberger Has Been a Fan of Eric Ebron Long Before He Signed With the Steelers

David Kaestle
Ben Roethlisberger will resume his staring QB role for the Steelers in 2020.
Ben Roethlisberger will resume his staring QB role for the Steelers in 2020. / Al Pereira/Getty Images

Ben Roethlisberger is set to return as the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback in 2020 after missing nearly all of 2019 due to injury. Although, all of his offseason apparently wasn't spent recovering, he may have done a little recruiting as well.

After the Steelers signed tight end Eric Ebron this offseason, Ebron revealed that he had actually met Roethlisberger earlier in the offseason at a Christian marriage conference that's put on by the NFL.

Ebron said that Roethlisberger admired him from afar and then he revealed to the Steelers QB he was indeed a free agent this year. Is it possible Roethlisberger made a call to the Steelers front office to vouch for Ebron?

With Vance McDonald or any other Steelers tight end not being able to prove themselves as a consistent receiving threat, Ebron has certainly done that in his career. Even when he wasn't putting up 13 touchdowns in a season, Ebron was still getting consistent burn in both Indy and Detroit.

Now with the Steelers, Ebron gets into an offense that involves the tight end, run by a quarterback that loves throwing to his tight end.

Roethlisberger and Ebron have all the makeup to have a great relationship on the field, but it looks as though that already started off the field earlier this year.

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