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.
Steelers president Art Rooney just spoke to a handful of reports. He said Ben Roethlisberger wants to play beyond his contract, which has 2 years to run, and they will try to figure out a possible extension at some point (not exactly in 2018 though)
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) February 7, 2018
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.