Steelers working on a contract extension with Ben Roethlisberger

By Rachel Wold
Nov 16, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks on against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 40-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney addressed many issues with the media on Wednesday, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s future with the team.

He said Roethlisberger wants to play beyond his current contract that takes him through two more seasons.

This is great news for a Steelers team that’s coming off its best regular season since Roethlisberger’s rookie year in 2004. Unfortunately, Pittsburgh fell to Jacksonville in the AFC Divisional Playoffs, ending its season on a sour note.

The good news here is that Big Ben not only wants to play beyond his current contract, the team is working on an extension for the future Hall of Famer.

Roethlisberger is the Steelers’ all-time passing leader with 51,065 yards and 329 touchdowns.