The Pittsburgh Steelers have extended starting QB Ben Roethlisberger on a new five-year deal worth as much as $99 million.
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NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reported that the extension for Roethlisberger, the Steelers’ all-time leading passer and two-time Super Bowl Champion, will nearly double his current $11.6 million salary and could be worth as much as $108 million if he hits bonuses.
The #Steelers signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a 5-year deal worth $99M that can escalate to $108M, source said. Big-time deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2015
Roethlisberger tied the NFL lead in passing yards in 2014 with a career-high and franchise record 4,952 passing yards en route to the Steelers’ AFC North division title – their first since 2011. He set other numerous career records with 408 completions, 608 pass attempts, 67.1% completion rate, and was sacked on just 5.1% of his plays.
“Big Ben” has been the Steelers’ starting QB since he was drafted 11th overall in 2004. He has led the Steelers to the playoffs seven times and led them to two Super Bowl titles in 2005 and 2008 – under two different head coaches – and took them to the Super Bowl for a third time in 2010, but lost to the Green Bay Packers.