Steelers GM Kevin Colbert mentioned during an interview with 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that they want to see QB Ben Roethlisberger finish out his career with the Steelers.
“It’s unanimous that we want Ben to be a Steeler for the rest of his career,” Colbert said, via ESPN.com. “There’s nobody that I’d rather have or the franchise would rather have than Ben. He’s won for us, there’s still a lot of tread of the tires.
“We feel good about where he is, we feel great about how he finished last year and we’re looking to build off of that.”
This coincides with what Steelers president Art Rooney II said last month regarding Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger, 31, still has two years remaining on his eight-year, $102 million contract that included $33.2 million guaranteed. He is scheduled to make $12.1 million for the 2014 season, but if the Steelers intend to keep him under team control in the long-run, it could make sense for them to restructure his contract again and free up some extra cap space that can be used to re-sign OLB Jason Worilds or fill roster holes.