Steelers owner says there will be concessions to bring back Roethlisberger

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Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney said there will have to be “significant concessions” to bring back Ben Roethlisberger for 2021.

Big Ben’s $41,250,000 million salary cap hit for 2021 simply won’t work for the team with the reduction in salary Rooney said.

Roethlisberger will be 39-years-old in the upcoming season, but it sounds like the Steelers are kicking themselves for signing him to such a lucrative contract.

His 2021 salary includes a $4,000,000 base salary, $12,500,000 signing bonus, $15,000,000 roster bonus, and $9,750,000 in restructures.

Head coach Mike Tomlin stated that “it’s reasonable to assume Ben is going to be back” after suffering a playoff loss to the division rival Cleveland Browns.

Steelers owner Art Rooney II

Either way, Pittsburgh is going to have to deal with financial troubles in the near future after signing an old quarterback to a huge contract.

Ben Roethlisberger stated that he wants to restructure his contract. 

“I want to do everything I can and made that very clear to them from the very beginning that it was my idea to basically help the team however I can this year.”

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