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  • Steelers Set Deadline To Restructure Ben Roethlisberger

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have committed to tweaking his contract to allow him to come back for the 2021 season. The first day of the new league year is Wednesday, March 17, which is the opening of free agency and also when teams must be compliant with the 2021 salary cap. That means that the deadline for the Steelers and Big Ben to get a new deal worked out is March 17. "His arm, I would say, is as strong or almost as strong as ever, so I think he's certainly capable of getting the job done," president Art Rooney II said. The 39-year-old threw for 3,803 yards, 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2020, but age and injury concerns will make him a shaky QB1 option for fantasy managers in what will likely be his last season.

    Feb 26 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Ben Roethlisberger's Agent Says He'll Start In 2021

    According to Ryan Tollner, the agent for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers want the quarterback to return as their starter for the 2021 season. Tollner told ESPN beat reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala that he expects the Steelers to contact him soon in regards to restructuring his contract, which currently has over a $40 million cap hit for the upcoming season. Of Roethlisberger, Tollner stated, "The fire burns strong and there is still plenty of gas left in the tank." This puts to rest speculation that the Steelers could move on with a different starting quarterback under center for the 2021 season, speculation that was partially fueled by general manager Kevin Colbert's comments in a press conference last week. Even with Big Ben expected back, the team could look to address adding their quarterback of the future in the offseason, either in the NFL draft or via free agency.

    Feb 23 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
  • Pittsburgh GM Won't Commit To Ben Roethlisberger As Starter

    Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert would not commit to Ben Roethlisberger as the team's starting quarterback for the 2021 season after being asked about the signal-caller's status several times during a press conference on Wednesday. Colbert stated, "As we sit here today, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He reiterated to us that he wants to continue to play. We told him we have to look at this current situation." While this doesn't rule Roethlisberger out as the team's quarterback, Colbert was given a chance to endorse Big Ben as the starter and passed on the opportunity. The Steelers signed Dwayne Haskins Jr. earlier in the offseason but he isn't expected to be the team's starter heading into next year. The Steelers are over the salary cap this offseason and will be hard-pressed to improve the team via free-agency in March, meaning that chances are likely that Roethlisberger is the team's QB come kickoff in 2021.

    Feb 17 · Source via Steelers Ben Roethlisberger