The Pittsburgh Steelers were dealt a fatal blow this Sunday after the team’s star quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, went down mid-game after he sustained an injury during a game against the Seattle Seahawks.
On Monday (Sept. 16), the 37-year-old formally announced he was bowing out the rest of the season, which just started in August, to recuperate. Not only that, but the Steelers lost to the Seahawks — their second straight loss since the season opened.
Rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph will lead the team in Ben’s absence, but the team morale is definitely on shaky ground with the 16-year veteran now sidelined.
Snoop Dogg, a noted longtime fan of the Steelers, chimed in with a possible remedy for the Pennsylvania-based team.
Taking to Instagram, the West Coast icon pushed for the Steelers to seriously consider bringing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick into their ranks.
“Steelers go get him now or we gon’ look like the old Cleveland Browns,” the Doggfather wrote alongside a photo of Colin. He followed up his appeal by highlighting the fact that Kaep is more than capable of leading the team.
Colin hasn’t played an NFL game since he was allegedly banned from the league three years ago after he kneeled during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to raise awareness about police brutality.
The 31-year-old sued the league and its owner in 2017, accusing them of colluding to keep him out of the league. He reached a confidential settlement with the NFL this past February.
Read Snoop’s message in full below.
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