Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager, Kevin Colbert, discussed Ben Roethlisberger’s latest contract negotiations at the NFL Owner’s Meeting.
Amidst the headlines, drama, free agent signings and draft plans, Ben Roethlisberger’s future is on the burner for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The leader of a team for the last 14 years, Roethlisberger and the Steelers are looking to lock in what could be his final NFL contract.
According to Jeremy Fowler, Kevin Colbert acknowledged that Roethlisberger’s contract talks are still ongoing. With hopes to land a new deal this offseason, the two sides are creating a deal that helps both sides, keeping Ben on the roster until he’d like to be while allowing the Steelers to use some money for other areas of need.
In what is likely his final football deal, Roethlisberger should be considered a priority. With Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph still needing development, the Steelers don’t have a replacement in store yet. The two should continue to learn behind Ben while the future Hall of Famer finishes off his time in Pittsburgh.
Until then, however, the Steelers and Roethlisberger have negotiations to attend to. With superstars like Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown leaving, the Steelers need to keep their Super Bowl winning quarterback happy. They’ll continue to help build support around him this offseason, already adding a wide receiver and possibly adding another in the draft. All in hopes they can replace the talent lost in year.
It may not be the most exciting thing to happen to Pittsburgh this year but it’s one of the most important. With the draft quickly approaching, sealing the deal with their QB is a top priority. A move guys like James Washington, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Ryan Switzer are hoping happens so they can continue to develop with one of the best in football.