Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been with the Pittsburgh Steelers since the beginning of his career, and will stay for five more years.
The 33-year-old has signed a five-year contract that should keep him in Pittsburgh for the rest of his career.
“This is where I want to be,” Roethlisberger said Friday (Feb. 13). “It’s an incredibly fair deal for both sides, and we’re just excited to move forward and get some more Lombardi Trophies in that room next year.”
During 11 seasons, Ben has led the Steelers to their only two Super Bowl titles since the 1970s… and numerous playoff appearances. Last season, he recorded career highs in passing yards (4,952), completions (408) and completion percentage (67.1).
Despite his age, general manager Kevin Colbert believes Roethlisberger has many years ahead of him. “Ben has a number of great years ahead of him,” said team president Art Rooney II.
Details of Ben’s contract were unknown at press time.