The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to reach a new deal with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whose contract will expire in 2016.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had arguably the best season of his career as he threw for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdown passes against nine interceptions for a 103.3 passer rating.
The Steelers quarterback is set to become a free agent in 2016 after signing an eight-year, $102 million contract back in 2008. The Steelers are making it a priority to re-sign their franchise quarterback.
“I think it is fair to say, the sooner the better. But I am not going to put any particular time frame on these things,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Rooney said that there should be no problem in re-signing Roethlisberger, but he is expected to receive a hefty contract due to widely being considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Quarterbacks such as Jay Cutler, Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick have already received contracts worth over $100 million despite not being elite.
Roethlisberger has led the Steelers to two Super Bowl victories and three Super Bowl trips, and his production has spiked since running back Le’Veon Bell was drafted.