Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

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Steelers Sign QB Roethlisberger To Extension

April 24, 2019 - 2:59 pm

The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have agreed on a contract extension that will once again make him one of the highest-paid players in the league.

The new three-year deal runs through 2021.

“I am pleased to announce Ben Roethlisberger has been signed to a new three-year contract,” President Art Rooney II said in a statement. “Ben is one of the most productive quarterbacks in NFL history, and he continued to climb the lists among the all-time passing leaders in the League last season. But I know Ben’s focus is on only one goal – to bring another Lombardi trophy back to Pittsburgh. We are excited to finalize this new contract that will keep him as a Steeler through the 2021 season."

After speculation a couple seasons ago that Roethlisberger could be retiring, he seems to have been rejuvenated with hiring of offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and the dismissal of Todd Haley.

“I am grateful to the Rooneys and the Steelers organization for continuing to believe in me,” Roethlisberger said in a statement. “It has always been a goal to play my entire career in Pittsburgh. This is home for me and my family, and we love this city. I am as excited to be a Steeler in year 16 as I was when they drafted me. They will get my absolute best.”

 The 37-year-old Roethlisberger is going into his 16th season in the NFL. He signed his last contract extension in 2015.

Big Ben led the NFL in passing yards last season with 5,129, but also let the league in interceptions with 16.