Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start the first round of Sunday’s NFL draft, but he will turn 33 in August. Offensive lineman James Conner enters the NFL as the oldest player to play at a Class 5A Division I college.
And even though Green is the elder statesman, he explained that he is very ready to take on the role of starter. In order to do so, Green said that he plans on moving on from his two years with the Steelers.
“I’m just going to keep doing my job,” Green said. “I’ve got two years left here and I plan on trying to take the job right away.”
“I think I was the key to the Steelers getting to the top 10,” he added. “Just being me and taking the reigns every year, making sure that he (Roethlisberger) stays in place, supporting him, playing the best football we possibly can, you know.”
Tough to imagine any game where he is tackled head-on.
“I just want to be smart about my life and be young and healthy,” Green said. “Stay tuned. Whatever is going to happen, whatever is going to happen, I’m going to remain the same guy.”
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“I don’t worry about it too much,” he added. “I don’t really worry about that. Just go out there and play. It’s going to happen, it’s going to unfold and we’ll figure it out.”
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