There hasn’t been much word lately about a potential contract extension for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but that might be because team president Art Rooney II has assured his two-time Super Bowl-winning signal caller that everything will be taken care of in due time. And that due time will be after the 2014 season.
In speaking to the team’s official website, Rooney stated that he has informed Big Ben’s agent that they will discuss contract after the 2014 season has concluded.
“And so I talked to Ben, and then we talked with his agent Ryan Tollner about where we are and the fact we intend on addressing Ben’s contract situation after the season, so that we could address a number of players who were going into their last year in 2014,” Rooney said, via the team’s website. “I think Ben understands that’s our intention and the way we’d like to proceed. I think we had a good conversation.”
Roethlisberger’s current deal runs through 2015, and Rooney also did admit that the cap possibly taking a rise next year played a part in his decision.
The fact of the matter is, for as much as people were trying to make this into a big issue a few months ago, with the way the Rooney’s work their organization, it was never going to be.
There’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that knows this team that something will get done with Ben next year, and it will go smoothly.