According to Steelers president Art Rooney II, they plan on addressing QB Ben Roethlisberger‘s contract following the season.
“And so I talked to Ben, and then we talked with his agent Ryan Tollner about where we are and the fact we intend on addressing Ben’s contract situation after the season, so that we could address a number of players who were going into their last year in 2014,” Rooney said, via Steelers,com. “I think Ben understands that’s our intention and the way we’d like to proceed. I think we had a good conversation.”
Roethlisberger, 32, still has two years remaining on his eight-year, $102 million contract that included $33.2 million guaranteed. He is set to earn $12.1 million for the upcoming season and another $11.6 million in 2015.
Certainly those are decent salaries for an NFL player, but quarterbacks who have far less success in the NFL than Roethlisberger are now making close to $20 million per year.
Roethlisberger has said that he would like to play “5-7 more years,” so there has been some question as to what the team’s plans are for Big Ben moving forward.
In 2013, Roethlisberger completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 4,261 yards, 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.