The Pittsburgh Steelers have restructured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s contract for 2021 and beyond.
The original deal had Roethlisberger making an absurd $42 million for the 2021 season, but now it’s set to $14 million.
He also agreed to have voidable years past this upcoming season to structure out what he’s owed in the future.
The move opens up $15 million in cap space Pittsburgh to round out the rest of their roster for 2021, and potentially for the next few seasons.
Big Ben was mainly a dink and dunk passer in 2020, and barely threw any deep passes.
His yards pet attempt were just 6.3, when his career averages are 7.7.
Even though the Steelers resturcted Roethlisberger’s contract, it may not be enough to hold on to wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster this offseason.
Pittsburgh may need to look into finding a replacement for the 39-year-old in the near future.
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