Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the rock holding the franchise together as he has for nine seasons and the front office in Pittsburgh does not sound like they will be letting their franchise quarterback get away anytime soon.
Roethlisberger is set to make over $11 million this season at the age of 31. After the season the brass running the Steelers are expected to extend his contract to keep him around for good. Per ESPN’s Jamison Hensley:
This will likely be all that Roethlisberger will get from his current deal. Roethlisberger is in line for an extension after this season because his salary-cap number will be around $18 million and restructuring his contract this time won’t free up much cap room. Plus, an extension would probably guarantee the 31-year-old Roethlisberger finishing his career with the Steelers.
This is your typical quarterback contract in the NFL. There is no chance Roethlisberger is going to make the $18 million he is schedule to make in 2014 as it would sink the team into an even deeper salary cap mess.
Roethlisberger will end his career with the Steelers. How much longer he has left is hard to tell considering the beating he has received over the years behind questionable offensive lines, but the new deal he is expected to receive will give us a great idea as to how long he’ll remain on the field.
Roethlisberger isn’t going anywhere, which we all were already aware of at this point.
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