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Not long ago, former Pittsburgh Steelers franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger raised more than a few eyebrows when he admitted that he didn't want to see his successor in Kenny Pickett enjoy too much success for fear of being forgotten by Steelers fans.
"I'll be completely honest, I'll be super transparent here, and I'm gonna get blasted," Roethlisberger said. "I probably shouldn't say this, but who cares at this point. I wouldn't say that I wanted Kenny to necessarily fail, but when someone comes to replace you, I still feel like I had it, I hope he doesn't come ball out. Because then it's like, Ben who?"
Roethlisberger continued, telling Pickett: "Early on I didn't want you to succeed because you followed me up -- I didn't want it to happen. I think that's probably the selfishness of me, and I feel bad for it."
Pickett certainly caught wind of Roethlisberger's comments, and now he's offering his response, seemingly with no hard feelings towards the Super Bowl winner.
"He's honest," Pickett said Tuesday. "He's out front about it, and he's a fan now, and he's pulling for us, and it was really cool to hear him say that. ... I think we're just going to continue to build on that relationship."
"I'm excited to go into Year 2 with another guy in my corner."
That should just about settle it then!