Big Ben is Here to Stay!- Agent of Ben Roethlisberger Confirms Contract Talks with Steelers Headed in the Right Direction

Published 02/24/2021, 3:39 AM EST
Dec 27, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (left) shakes hands with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


The rumor mill has been rife with speculation surrounding the future of Ben Roethlisberger with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The quarterback on the wrong-side of 30 showed signs of age finally catching up to him over the course of the 2020 season.

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Starting off the season with a perfect 11-0 record, the Steelers quickly collapsed once teams figured out their short pass game. Their lack of a running game meant that more pressure fell on Roethlisberger to make the big plays.
Something that ultimately ended up being too much to handle for Big Ben as the Steelers crashed out in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs.

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Since then, many felt that Roethlisberger had played his last snap for the franchise that drafted him back in 2004. But going by recent developments, Ben Roethlisberger is set to stay under center in Pittsburgh for 2021.

Ben Roethlisberger set to stay with the Steelers

According to NFL reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala, Roethlisberger’s agent, Ryan Tollner, claimed that the quarterback is set to stay with the franchise for at least one more season after having held positive talks with the owner, Art Rooney II.
“They want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation,” agent Ryan Tollner said. Tollner also said that Ben Roethlisberger’s contract would soon be adjusted to ease the cap hit for the Steelers.
“As we’ve shared since the season ended, we are happy to creatively adjust his contract to help them build the best team possible.
“A year ago, Ben wasn’t sure if he could throw again, but he battled back to get 12 wins and the eighth division title of his career.”
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Dec 21, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) drops to throw during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
Talking about the team’s chances for 2021, Tollner said that the team has the potential to have a successful campaign.

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“They (Steelers) lost steam down the stretch and that doesn’t sit well for him, so the fire burns strong and there is plenty of gas in the tank,” he added.
With Roethlisberger set to return for 2021, do you think the quarterback can elevate his game to claim a 3rd Super Bowl ring?

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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