The Pittsburgh Steelers organization can head into the 2015 season with peace of mind because the quarterback situation has been decided on. The Steelers and franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have agreed to a new contract, according to the team's Twitter account. Roethlisberger was set to become a free agent after the 2015 season.
The team announced that Roethlisberger will receive a five-year deal, but the amount of money he will make has not been released yet. He was scheduled to make $11.6 million for the 2015 season, a number that is very low for him considering guys like Andy Dalton, Jay Cutler and Joe Flacco make more.
Big Ben is coming off one of his best seasons in the league. He led the NFL with 4,952 yards (career-high), completed 67.1 percent of his passes (career-high) and threw 32 touchdowns.
It doesn't look like the 33-year-old quarterback will slow down anytime soon, and it helps having dynamic, young playmakers Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Le'Veon Bell alongside of Roethlisberger.
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