Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger Agree To New Deal

The Steelers have signed Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for 2021, per a club announcement. Big Ben’s contract was too large for the Steelers’ salary cap, but the two sides found middle ground on Thursday afternoon. 

We are excited we were able to come to an agreement with Ben Roethlisberger on a new contract for him to return to the Steelers in 2021,” said GM Kevin Colbert. “We know that Ben can still play at a high level and do special things for this team. Our goal remains the same – to put together a roster that will compete for another championship. We are happy that Ben will be one of our leaders to help us accomplish that goal.”

Roethlisberger enjoyed a solid 2020 season after losing all of 2019 to injury. The Steelers have wanted to keep him all along, but things were uncertain amidst the numbers crunch.

Rather than a multi-year extension, it sounds as though Roethlisberger has agreed to a pay reduction for the coming year. The maneuver may also include voidable years, kicking much of the cash down the road for when the Steelers have a higher cap limit and more flexibility. It’s probably not the solution that Roethlisberger wanted, but he was ultimately willing to compromise.

It is my greatest honor to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and give my all for this organization,” said Roethlisberger. “I am grateful to be at this stage of my career and more than happy to adjust my contract in a way that best helps the team to address other players who are so vital to our success. I love this game and love to compete, and I believe in this team and my ability to deliver when called upon. It all starts with great preparation and I am ready to go.”

Roethlisberger owns countless Steelers records, including games plays (233), started (231), passing touchdowns (396), and completions (5,050). Last year, he finished out with 3,803 yards, 33 TDs, and 10 INTs. He was sacked just 13 times throughout the year, his lowest total of any complete season.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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24 comments on “Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger Agree To New Deal

    • gozurman1

      Why the anger Timmy?? Exactly how does Ben’s or any other person’s employment status affect your life. Now if you happen to be Mason Rudolph posting under a timmy11 I could maybe see your point. Otherwise, Lighten up Francis!!!

      • joeshmoe11

        He could be someone who hates people who’ve been accused of sexual assault multiple times

        • leefieux

          If you say so. Women can accuse YOU multiple times, too. It doesn’t mean it is true, now does it? That is why we have courts. But, it’s a free country and you can believe anything you want. Now you go out there and have yourself a great sinless life. Good luck with that, btw.

          • burtgummer

            Yes women can and do say things about men brutalizing them but innocent men don’t give away money to avoid court

            • bluesteele

              Absolutely they do! All day every day. Successful people are targeted all the time by people just looking for a check to “go away”! The media publishes stories with no facts, Karen’s everywhere believe them, and you’re brand is gone in an instant. Innocent people write check. It’s smart and your lawyer would advise you to do the same.

  1. Michael 1331

    Maybe Timmy is really Terry Bradshaw and doesn’t want anymore of his records broken.

    • qbass187

      I don’t think he needs to worry about that in this case. Unless biggest waste of time & money is a record he covets.

  2. Ahimsa

    Ben, you’re so awesome taking a pay cut for the team.
    Hoping you can keep your premium cable channels, and still put food on the table.

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