The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to put off extending quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s contract until this off season, a move that may cost them a little more in the long run.
In 2014 Ben Roethlisberger had a career year finishing the season tied for most passing yards in the NFL with 4952 yards.
He had 32 touchdown passes and only 9 interceptions. He finished the season with a QB rating of 103.3 and was selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl.
The Steelers now have little if any leverage in the negotiation process. They are strapped for cash regarding the salary cap and a new long term deal would benefit both the Steelers and Roethlisberger.
The question is not if a deal gets done but when will a deal be done? The answer should be sooner rather than later.
Roethlisberger has said he wants to finish his career in Pittsburgh. The Steelers brass and front office all say that signing Ben Roethlisberger is their top priority.
The Steelers would like to have some cap space available by March 10th, the starting date for free agency. Signing Roethlisberger before March 10th would be a major step in that direction.
The Steelers and Roethlisberger will come to an agreement and the sooner it happens the better. A new deal should be on the horizon.
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