Steelers sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to five-year extension
The 2015 season is Roethlisberger’s final year on an eight-year, $102 million contract that he signed in 2008.
In February, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team and Roethlisberger had started preliminary talks on a possible extension.
Roethlisberger has spent his entire 11-year NFL career in Pittsburgh. The Steelers drafted the quarterback with the No. 11 pick in 2004.
Last season, the 33-year-old completed 67.1% of his passes and tied Drew Brees for an NFL-most 4,952 passing yards. Roethlisberger also threw 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Roethlisberger is a three-time Pro Bowler, including in 2014, and has won two Super Bowls with the Steelers. He was the 2004 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Pittsburgh finished 11-5 last season and lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
- Molly Geary