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Ben Roethlisberger Signs Contract Extension

Fan Insider Ed Bouchette says it's a multi-year deal

April 24, 2019 - 10:03 am

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have agreed on a contract extension that will once again make him one of the highest paid players in the league.

The new three-year deal will mean Roethlisberger will be a Steelers through 2021.

“I am pleased to announce Ben Roethlisberger has been signed to a new three-year contract,” President Art Rooney II said in a statement. “Ben is one of the most productive quarterbacks in NFL history, and he continued to climb the lists among the all-time passing leaders in the League last season. But I know Ben’s focus is on only one goal – to bring another Lombardi trophy back to Pittsburgh. We are excited to finalize this new contract that will keep him as a Steeler through the 2021 season."

After speculation a couple seasons ago that Roethlisberger could be retiring, he seems to have been rejuvenated with hiring of offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and the dismissal of Todd Haley.

“I am grateful to the Rooneys and the Steelers organization for continuing to believe in me,” Roethlisberger said in a statement. “It has always been a goal to play my entire career in Pittsburgh. This is home for me and my family, and we love this city. I am as excited to be a Steeler in year 16 as I was when they drafted me. They will get my absolute best.”

2019 will be his 16th season in the NFL was the final season for the 37-year-old Roethlisberger’s current contract extension that he signed back in 2015.

Big Ben led the NFL in yards last year with 5,129 but also let the league in interceptions with 16.

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