The Steelers have signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for the 2021 season.
The team announced the news on Thursday afternoon (3/4), and GM Kevin Colbert told Steelers.com, "We know that Ben can still play at a high level and do special things for this team. Our goal remains the same – to put together a roster that will compete for another championship. We are happy that Ben will be one of our leaders to help us accomplish that goal."
Roethlisberger also talked to Steelers.com and said, "I am grateful to be at this stage of my career and more than happy to adjust my contract in a way that best helps the team to address other players who are so vital to our success. I love this game and love to compete, and I believe in this team and my ability to deliver when called upon. It all starts with great preparation and I am ready to go."
Details of the new contract were not released by the team, but Ian Rapoport from NFL Network is reporting the breakdown.
He says Ben will get a base salary of $1.075 million, a $12.925 million signing bonus, which means he took a $5 million pay cut, and helped save the the team about $15 million in cap space.
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