Ben Roethilsberger was asked how close he was to retiring from the NFL this offseason.
"It doesn't matter, I'm here now," said Roethlisberger.
"Honestly it doesn't even matter. I'm happy to be back here. I'm happy to be back with the team," Roethlisberger said Tuesday, via ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. "I love the city. I love these guys. I love being out here. Football is a passion of mine. It's what I do and it's what I love to do."
Roethlisberger said he's "110 percent committed" to 2017, but made zero promises about the future.
"I never commit to anybody more than one year," Roethlisberger said, via the team's official website. "I think that's all we should always commit to with this sport. Because if we look past this year, then we're cheating ourselves and we're cheating other people. We need to give this year everything that we can, everything that we have because ultimately that's what we have, right here and right now.
"I'm here on Day One. You see me out there taking every rep I'm supposed to take and then some. I actually took some of the rookies' (reps) today. I'm 110-percent committed."