…as well as a few fans of other teams, and sharing many of their messages:

Karla White @kar_817

(*Thank you to Karla for the image too!)

The Dude @DaPapa35
I still love my @steelers @_BigBen7 had one hell of a game, the whole team had a great year.

“Top shelf BEN!!!” — Jim Kirby.

PlayGround @ytPLAYGROUND
The jags secondary was easily the best all year, and @_BigBen7 threw for how many yards? At the end of the day proud of my team.

Jeanne ‏@4JustJeanne
Thank you for another amazing 🖤💛🏈 season, @_BigBen7 you were absolutely incredible today!! @AB84 there are no words!!! As a Steelers fan I hold my head up high!!! Thank you!!! #BurghProud

“Stand proud Ben. You and the O have nothing to be ashamed of.” — Francie Coloutti.

James Walker @Jeem1227
Big Ben covers up a lot of bad coaching. And even his greatness wasn’t enough. Coaching on this team has been bad for a while

maura @mauras463
@_BigBen7 hope you don’t retire, but if you do i get it. thanks for everything!!!

Christopher Duffey @christophduffey
Win or loss, hell of a job @_BigBen7 carving up the “best” secondary in the league.

“We love u Ben!” — Precy Cadatal-Neatrour.

Andrew @SimplyAndrewC
@_BigBen7 you played a hell of a game couldn’t ask you for anything better

Christine Petroci @CPetroci
I said it before the game and win or lose I will forever love and chose @_BigBen7 as my quarterback!!! @steelers

“What a player Big Ben blames his self for the lost ,like he always does,never puts the blame on anyone else,has class ,God Bless you Ben,and keep the faith which I know you will.” — Lawrence Hare.

“Please let Ben know that he was amazing. We all really hope he comes back for at least another season, but we’ll understand if not. He’ll always be our guy (but please tell him he’s too young to retire!)” — Leigh Anne Claywell.

NINO @Glozzart
Nun but respect @_BigBen7

Never retire @_BigBen7

“You played a really good game Ben! We all make mistakes, it is best to learn from them and face everything. You are a great quaterback, a great leader and you have very good and talented teammates. Keep working to avoid making those same mistakes. Greetings from Mexico. Go Steelers!!!” — Alberto Guzman.

Sawyer Ebert @sawyer22hoops
@_BigBen7 still balling out like the legend he is

Michelle Miles @micdoggg
@_BigBen7 I will always be a Steeler fan. Rest up and enjoy your family. See you soon.

“Thank you, Ben for the great season. Yes, of course I wanted more but at least we got this far! I love the killer bees and the rest of the steelers! Glad that you are coming back next year because it wouldn’t be the same without you! Looking forward to next year. You all can only get better!” — Jenise Pichini.

Keri Blackburn @keriblackburn
@_BigBen7 thanks for the ride. It was a great season! 😉 see you next year,ok?!?

SWilson ‏@RareBird57
@_BigBen7 not your fault, great season, come back for another! Tremendous touchdowns today.

“Great game great season. Ben showed he still has his arm and drop them into his receivers like little bombs #steelernation“. — Shannon Gagovski.

@_BigBen7 Ben I was wrong last time I tweeted you. Your not a top 5 qb in the NFL… Your a top 3 qb. Please don’t retire. 1 more year bro.

samuel jayflick mara @sammarasco
@_BigBen7 very tough loss. Loved your no quit attitude. We got it next year. #7

“Thank you for the great season!!!! I am a fan always!!!! You did a great job!!” — Marie Sonner Supancic

Marilyn McClellan @leroy0602
Thank you for a good season @_BigBen7, @AB84 , @L_Bell26. Get some rest, enjoy the family & see you in camp. #SNUproud

Robert Wade @blknyellow4life
@_BigBen7 an the rest of the Steelers thanks for a great an exciting season see ya on the field soon

Bronson @bee_ronz
@_BigBen7 still has it! Just gotta keep that confidence

“Ben love you soo much, looking forward to seeing you next year!” — Donna Manahan.

Osiris CA @Osiriscea
@_BigBen7 Querido Ben que te puedo decir eres un grande entre los grandes como tu no hay dos eres único me duele el corazón por no poderte verte campeón pero todavía falta camino te amo desde el norte de México asta pittsburgh ánimo te amamos

Translated from Spanish:
@_BigBen7 Dear Ben that I can tell you’re a great among the greats as you do not there are two are single it hurts the heart to not be able to see you champion but still lack road I love you from the North of Mexico asta pittsburgh mood we love you

“Give God all the glory not only in victory but in defeat”. How awesome is this guy. Love this team.” — Nancy Lane.

“TOUGH loss today, but Steeler Nation is behind you 100%. The team had a great season, fell short today. Let’s tighten up the D in the draft, sign Bell, and go all the way next year.” — Brian Hendrickson.

🌹Malcolm X 🌹 @SHAQ10EDMOND
@_BigBen7 played his Heart out. He is not to blame at all. He did work today. He did whatever he could. Cant blame him at all.

Gabe Hilliard @GSH777
@_BigBen7 Loved your interview after the game, give God the glory in victory or defeat! Proud of u and all the players, and thank u all for another great year. I pray u have many more years left God willing. Like I told u before, God has big plans for u.

“Proud of Ben for battling today.” — Nick Bonnett.

Megan Herrmann ‏@Mrs_Herm17
Can’t wait for the 2018 season with @_BigBen7 🖤💛 Lets get ’em next year!

Kelly Shearer @Budkat8
Thank you @steelers for another thrilling season!!! Can’t wait til next year when @_BigBen7 leads us all the way!!! 🖤💛🖤💛 #steelernation

Ernesto Arredondo @earredondo1974
@_BigBen7 You did it great capt!

Cheryl Wilkerson @CherylW66922892
@_BigBen7 You played a great game. You are the best QB ever!!

“What a classy man….. we win as a team and lose as a team…..looking forward to next season….Love my STEELERS!! 🏈🏈🏈 — Kimberly J Donley.

Metal Head Gamer @deathbatfan21
Keep your heads up. You guys did great today. Next year you guys will come back better. Thank you for the great season @steelers @_BigBen7 @CoachTomlin @AB84 @L_Bell26 @TeamJuJu

“Much respect and love for my Steelers. Live to fight another day. Disappointed but you guys did a great job this season. Blessings to you all!!!” — Al Lynn-Brant.

Javier Reyes @Javier_ReyesG
More than ever I’m a @steelers fan and this will never change, @_BigBen7 @AB84 you are the greatest players of the NFL, and the next year is going to be our year!!! #Nevergiveup true @RyanShazier??? #HereWeGo

“Great Season. Class Act.” — Sam Fattori.

“Ben my family revolves around the Steelers. We have loved you since they drafted you. The loss against the Jaguars was super tuff to deal with but after a loss like that we never doubt you. You do not call the plays you just perform to the best of your ability with what you are told to do. You are an amazing QB and role model on the team. My husband has been a Steelers fan since he was a little boy. We hope to see you next year and hopefully bring our family back to Pittsburgh to let our girls experience a Steelers game with a Hall of Fame quarterback. We love you Ben!!!!!! Please come back for the 2018 season and win one with this super talented team! From your biggest fans in Idaho.” — The Carter’s.

And a wonderful way to finish the post – a tweet & collage from fan Dylan Loeffler:


Dylan Loeffler @dylanloe_
Great season. Great memories. Never a doubt in my mind this team played determined to win for 50 and DMR. Love this team and my city.

Thank you to everyone who tweeted, posted to Facebook and emailed! #HereWeGo!!