Modified 21 Might 2020, 06:14 IST
Pittsburgh Steelers large receiver Ryan Switzer lately met up for a throwing session with Ben Roethlisberger and reported that the veteran quarterback is throwing with no indicators of final yr’s elbow surgical procedure that ended his 2019 season after two video games.
Switzer, fellow receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and working again James Conner had been a part of the exercise with Roethlisberger, who mentioned earlier within the offseason that he had been holding again throughout rehab to strengthen the elbow with out overworking it.
“, like when the ball cuts via the air and you’ll hear that ‘pfft-pfft-pfft’ sound,” Switzer instructed The Athletic.
“That is what JuJu mentioned it seemed like. I did not hear it however, man, I’ve been making an attempt to catch with no gloves for a few months to construct up these callouses however ask my arms how they really feel catching his throws.”
Switzer has participated in periods with Roethlisberger since February, so he is aware of precisely how a lot progress the quarterback has made.
“It is leaps and bounds totally different from when he first began,” Switzer mentioned. “There was no restraint, no hesitancy, he was simply on the market. He has been throwing like that for some time, and in my view a minimum of, getting on the market on that area for the primary time and throwing full-speed routes was refreshing.”
Roethlisberger might be coming into his 17th NFL season and ranks fifth amongst energetic quarterbacks with 363 passing touchdowns and fourth with 56,545 yards.