“Ben Roethlisberger and that I met yesterday and we had a successful meeting” Rooney said. “We could go over a whole lot of things that are related to where we are and where we wish to go. Ben promised me that he’s committed to coming back to help us win, and I told Ben that we’d love to get back him to help us win a tournament. We understand that the next thing to do is to solve Ben’s contract scenario.”
The last season of Roethlisberger’s present deal includes a $41.2 million limit hit, though a contract restructure and expansion could reduce that by a max of approximately $14 million.
Roethlisberger, who turns 39 next week, could choose to have a pay cut into the veterans minimal, which would place his cap strike just over $23 million.
In an announcement to NFL Network on Tuesday night, Roethlisberger’s representative, Ryan Tollner, stated”we are pleased to adjust his contract to assist them assemble the best team possible.”
Rooney’s announcement is that the most dedicated the Steelers have appeared about attracting the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback back to get one more season.
General director Kevin Colbert was lukewarm a week at his evaluation of Roethlisberger’s standing with the group, stating”hopefully, there’s a way we can try and find out and do what is best for the company and do what is ideal for Ben.”
Rooney declared some of Colbert’s thoughts in Wednesday’s announcement, stating the sides still need to solve Roethlisberger’s contract situation — a thing which needs to be accomplished by the start of the league season on March 17.