Steelers sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to 2-year extensionBy Amber Lee
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they’ve agreed to a new three-year contract with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 24, 2019
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.
Ben Roethlisberger’s new deal with the Steelers will pay well north of $30 million per year for 2020-21, placing him in the top-three highest paid quarterbacks for those two years, a source told ESPN.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 24, 2019
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.
The #Steelers have finalized a 2-year extension for QB Ben Roethlisberger, sources say. He now has 3 years total on his deal and Pittsburgh beats their deadline of the draft.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2019
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.