Rooney met with Roethlisberger on Tuesday and released a statement about the franchise quarterback Wednesday. While his statement acknowledges that Roethlisberger's contract situation still needs to be addressed, Rooney all but confirmed that the soon-to-be 39-year-old will be the Steelers' starting quarterback for at least one more season. Roethlisberger is currently scheduled for a $41.25 million cap hit in 2021, the second season of a two-year extension. Reducing his cap charge requires either a pay cut or another extension, though the latter wouldn't necessarily mean Roethlisberger intends to play beyond 2021. Meanwhile, the Steelers have four offensive stars scheduled for free agency this offseason -- wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, running back James Conner, left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and right tackle Matt Feiler.
Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Expected back for 2021
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