The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger finally agreed to a long awaited five year contract that ensures the two should be together for some time to come.
Roethlisberger 33, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004 and has led the Steelers to 3 Super appearances and two Super Bowl wins.
Now that the contract has been taken care of both sides made it perfectly clear what their goals are moving forward. Roethlisberger spoke on the subject at the press conference…
Ben Roethlisberger :“We are just excited to move forward and get some more Lombardi Trophies in that room next door, our goal is to win Lombardi Trophies. I am excited to be able to really put the pedal to the metal. I think we have a good, young football team that has a lot of talent and a lot of ability. Walking over here I asked if there was room in that trophy case for more trophies, because that has to be our ultimate goal.”
Roethlisberger had his best season statistically in 2014 passing for 32 touchdowns and 9 interceptions and a QB rating of 103.3. He also tied for the league lead in passing yards with 4952. Roethlisberger is still in the prime of his playing days and has a young talented offensive line, lots of young offensive weapons that include RB Le’Veon Bell, wide receivers Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton .So the future seems bright for the Steelers offense now that they have extended their franchise quarterback’s contract.
Steelers President Art Rooney II also spoke on the Steelers goals moving forward …
Steelers President Art Rooney II:“We’re certainly confident that we’re going to be able to continue to be competitive and shoot for our goal, which is to win more of those trophies. We’re comfortable with the way the contract is restructured, and we look forward to really putting the kind of team on the field that we’ve managed to do for most of the years (he’s been here).”
The Steelers and Roethlisberger are on the same page with both wanting to add Lombardi Trophies. Securing Ben Roethlisberger for the next five seasons was a step in the right direction.