Big Ben wants more rings than Bradshaw

Ben Roethlisberger told Tuesday Morning Football in London today that he is motivated by the chance to win more Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers than the four won by Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw.

Roethlisberger was in London to promote the Steelers’ Sept. 29 game against the Minnesota Vikings and the Steelers quarterback was asked by our very own Will Gavin what motivates him and his response was tweeted by Steelers public relations director Burt Lauten.

Bradshaw emerged victorious in all his title-game appearances during his 14 seasons with the franchise. Roethlisberger has two rings in his nine seasons with the Steelers, losing in his last appearance as Pittsburgh fell to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.

Roethlisberger, 31, needs three more Super Bowl wins to surpass Bradshaw, who became the first quarterback to win four Super Bowls.

Roethlisberger broke Bradshaw’s Steelers all-time passing yards record last season and finished the season with 29,844 yards in his career. He can own two more of Bradshaw’s records this year: career pass attempts (needs 140 more) and touchdown passes (22 more).

During the round table event Ben also told the assembled media about his expectations for the London games, what will be considered a triumphant season for the Steelers and whether we might see him running a little spread offense this coming season…

Hear the first part of the audio in full on later this week…