Ben Roethlisberger Says Steelers Should Go for 2-Point Conversion After Every TD

June 14, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he hopes the team eschews extra points entirely in 2016 in favor of two-point conversions.
"Why not?" Roethlisberger said, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. "Put it in our hands. I want the ball. Any player would relish that opportunity."
Roethlisberger isn't the only quarterback itching to go for two, with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees also supporting the idea.
"Personally, I feel like if we went for two that we could make it more than 50 percent of the time," Brees said during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show (h/t Jason Wilde of ESPN). "So, I'm all for it."
The NFL saw an increase in two-point attempts last season after moving the line of scrimmage on extra points back to the 15-yard line. Teams attempted conversions 94 times in 2015 after going for it on only 59 occasions a year prior.
The Steelers led all teams with 11 attempts, seven more than in 2014. They converted ei...

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