Ben Roethlisberger

#7 QB / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: 16YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 240 lb Age: 37 College: Miami (OH) Bye 7

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Gets $67.5M guaranteed in new deal

    Ben Roethlisberger will be guaranteed $67.5 million through the 2021 season after agreeing Wednesday with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a two-year, $68 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Roethlisberger will earn $12 million in salary in 2019 before the extension goes into effect next March at the start of the new league year. Upon putting pen to paper on the deal, Roethlisberger will receive $37.5 million as part of a signing bonus, with another $30 million guaranteed in the event of an injury. The extension essentially ensures that Roethlisberger, who turned 37 in March, will finish his career with the only franchise he's ever known.

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Reaches two-year extension

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger came to terms Wednesday on a two-year contract extension, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.The value of the deal isn't yet known, but it's expected that the extension will make Roethlisberger one of the NFL's highest-paid players on an annual basis while he's on the Steelers' books through 2021. Though the veteran signal-caller had hinted at retirement in previous offseasons, Roethlisberger confirmed shortly after the Steelers' 2018 campaign wrapped up that he would be back for 2019. Roethlisberger is coming off a productive season in which he established new career highs in passing yards (5,129) and touchdowns (34), though he'll now have to adjust to life without top wideout Antonio Brown. However, with emerging star JuJu Smith-Schuster back for his third NFL season and a number of other quality targets on hand, Roethlisberger shouldn't see his numbers suffer much -- if at all -- in 2019 with Brown out of the mix.

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Could get extension soon

    The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to sign Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension before the beginning of the 2019 NFL Draft,'s Adam Schefter reports.There doesn't seem to be any real concern about the two sides failing to reach an agreement, though it won't necessarily happen by Thursday. The 37-year-old quarterback is entering the final season of a four-year, $87.6 million extension and faces the issue of leading an offense without Antonio Brown (Raiders) or Le'Veon Bell (Jets). The Steelers still have an above-average collection of talent on offense, led by an excellent O-line and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Still in contract talk

    Ben Roethlisberger is still in the process of working out a contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.A January report suggested the matter would be finalized before the start of the new league year, but it apparently went on the back burner while the Steelers focused on securing a pair of mid-round draft picks in exchange for a 30-year-old wideout with 11,207 career receiving yards. Roethlisberger will need to adjust to life without Antonio Brown, though it at least should be a positive in terms of team chemistry, and the remaining talent on offense is still above league average thanks to JuJu Smith-Schuster and an excellent line. With tight end Jesse James also departing this offseason, the Steelers are banking on some combination of Vance McDonald, James Washington, Donte Moncrief, Eli Rogers and Ryan Switzer (ankle) to handle sizable roles in the passing game. It should only be a matter of time until the 37-year-old quarterback signs a contract extension to lock him in with the Steelers beyond 2019.

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Likely to have contract restructured

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger are expected to restructure his contract before the new league year starts March 13, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.In the past, the Steelers have come to an agreement on extensions for Roethlisberger with two years and one year remaining on existing deals, so the veteran signal-caller is on pace for another with one year left on his current contract. This time around, the Antonio Brown (knee) saga is precipitating the potential need for cap space. With the Steelers perhaps contemplating moving on from Brown, a trade would include a dead-cap hit of $21.25 million, and a high-priced player like Roethlisberger, who is owed $23.2 million in 2019, is one of the best to provide relief. At the very least, Roethlisberger will come to terms on a contract beyond the 2019 season at some point in the next two months.

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Says he'll be back for 2019

    Ben Roethlisberger said he will return for the 2019 season, Chris Adamski of reports. "I have another year on my contract," Roethlisberger said Sunday. "And if No. 53 (Maurkice Pouncey) is coming back, I'm coming back."While the comment probably shouldn't be taken literally, the 29-year-old Pouncey does have one season remaining on a long-term contract -- same as his close friend Roethlisberger. The 36-year-old quarterback has openly pondered retirement in past seasons, drawing unnecessary attention from the media when there was little chance he would actually hang up his cleats. He's taking a different approach this time around, putting an end to the discussion before anyone can start it. Roethlisberger set career-high marks for passing yards (5,129), touchdowns (34) and attempts (675) in 2018, but he nonetheless loses a streak of four consecutive playoff appearances, with an inconsistent defense and poor play on special teams limiting the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 9-6-1 record. Even with a tricky cap situation, Pittsburgh figures to retain the core of its 2018 offense, including Roethlisberger, Pouncey, Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner and Jaylen Samuels. The key free agents on offense are 33-year-old guard Ramon Foster and No. 2 tight end Jesse James.

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Win keeps slim playoff hopes alive

    Ben Roethlisberger completed 31 of 45 passes for 287 yards with one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati. He also had three carries for three yards.Pittsburgh struggled on offense the first half -- managing just three points -- but the defense kept the game close enough to pull out a victory in the final two minutes. This was a must-win game for Pittsburgh, which needs the game between Indianapolis and Tennessee to end in a tie in order to make the playoffs. Roethlisberger finishes the 2018 season completing 452 of 675 passes for 5,128 yards with a 34:16 TD:INT ratio. He also ran for 98 yards on 31 carries and caught one pass -- from himself -- for minus-1 yard. Roethlisberger has one year remaining on his current contract and, for the first time in the past few years, has not talked about retiring. Whether Big Ben plays beyond next season remains to be seen.

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Puts up 50 pass attempts in loss

    Ben Roethlisberger completed 33 of 50 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 31-28 loss to New Orleans.The Pittsburgh Steelers have thrown 35 more passes than any other team this year -- the Colts are second with 609 -- as Roethlisberger has chucked up 45-plus attempts in four of his past six games. The issue is, the veteran quarterback has been characteristically vulnerable to turnovers down the stretch, throwing five interceptions over the past five games as Pittsburgh has gone 1-4 to fall out of playoff positioning headed into Week 17. The fantasy production had been lacking somewhat of late prior to Sunday's huge output against New Orleans, with Roethlisberger finishing 10th or worse in QB scoring (standard) over four straight showings between Week 12 and Week 15. With Pittsburgh trying to scratch and claw its way into the postseason with a win over Cincinnati and a Baltimore loss (among other, less likely scenarios), Roethlisberger will look to pick apart a Bengals defense that's allowed an NFL-high 34 touchdowns to opposing QBs in 2018.

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Does enough for critical victory

    Ben Roethlisberger completed 22 of 34 passes for 235 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 17-10 win over the Patriots on Sunday. He also lost three yards on two rushes.While the two interceptions were certainly a blemish, Roethlisberger made enough key plays to help the Steelers to the critical victory over a conference rival that had often bedeviled them in the past. Big Ben notably spread the ball around, connecting with eight different receivers. He found Vance McDonald and Antonio Brown for touchdowns of five and 17 yards in the first and second quarter, respectively, and just missed two others to McDonald and JuJu Smith-Schuster. The veteran gunslinger didn't enjoy the same downfield success he had in other games, as his 32-yard hook-up with James Washington served as Roethlisberger's lowest game-long completion of the season. Roethlisberger did manage to extend his multi-touchdown streak to three games, and he'll look to continue it against the Saints in a Week 16 interconference showdown.

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    Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Playing through rib issue

    Ben Roethlisberger, who does not carry an official injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Patriots, reportedly suffered cracked ribs in Week 14's loss to the Raiders, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.In the wake of his rib issue, which the Pittsburgh Steelers ' official site referred to as contusions, Roethlisberger did not practice Wednesday, but was able to work fully both Thursday and Friday. As a result, his Week 15 status isn't in doubt, but the QB figures to contend with and play through a degree of discomfort until his ribs are completely healed.