Steelers sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to 2-year extension

    By Amber Lee
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they’ve agreed to a new three-year contract with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday.

    ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Roethlisberger’s new deal will pay him over $30 million in each of the first two seasons, making him a top-three highest paid quarterback in the NFL during that time.

    NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the agreement also occurred before the team’s self-imposed deadline, which was the start of the 2019 NFL draft on Thursday.

     

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    The 37-year-old has continued posting solid numbers, even later in his career, throwing for 5,129 yards, 34 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 2018 while completing 67 percent of his passes. His yards and touchdowns were career highs, while his completion percentage was his highest mark since 2015.

    Ben Roethlisberger will now have to adjust to life with Brown and star running back Le’Veon Bell, two crucial playmakers in recent years.

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