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Steelers and Big Ben Reportedly Working on Extension

By Jared Villani
SteelerNation.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are reportedly working on a deal to extend Big Ben’s current contract. Roethlisberger signed a five year extension back in 2015 and it’s clear he has plenty left in the tank after leading the league in passing yards last season. The deal could be done by this year’s draft which is now only two days away.

Roethlisberger threw for an incredible 5,129 yards in 2018 which was a career high as well as his passes attempted (675) and completed last season (452). In addition, the Steelers gunslinger passed for a career high 34 passing touchdowns last season. Although Roethlisberger played at an elite level last season, it’s likely the Steelers will extend him another couple of years considering they have not had a proven backup emerge quite yet.

The Steelers will definitely present a new-look offense next season with Antonio Brown in the Bay Area, but the organization has a keen eye for the receiver position. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Donte Moncrief could bring forth big things in Pittsburgh next season with Big Ben leading the way.

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