Steelers expect Big Ben to ask for offseason trade 44 Ben Roethlisberger in anything other than black and gold, but he might not be a Pittsburgh Steeler forever. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Big Ben is "incredibly frustrated" with the direction of the franchise, according to Steelers sources. It's not just coordinator Todd Haley, but the entire offensive staff that has the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback discouraged. Team sources expect Roethlisberger to ask the Steelers to explore a possible trade in the offseason, Rapoport was told. Pittsburgh fielded trade offers for Big Ben last offseason and the team expects to answer the phone again in 2014. Still, the Steelers have no intentions of trading Big Ben, per Rapoport, unless they can replace him another franchise passer. NFL Media columnist Michael Silver told NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning" that Roethlisberger's contract is an issue. Scheduled to make $12.1 million next season, his relatively low salary comes with a high cap number, so a restructuring is likely on the horizon if he sticks around. Silver was told Big Ben ideally wants to finish his career with the Steelers, but if Pittsburgh winds up shopping him, look for the Arizona Cardinals to come calling. Coach Bruce Arians is one of Roethlisberger's best friends and they worked wonders together in the Steel City. It would be stunning to see Roethlisberger play anywhere than Pittsburgh, but stranger things have happened. Just ask Peyton Manning. The latest "Around The League Podcast" previews every Week 10 game, including the heavyweight battle between the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers.