Why Pittsburgh Steelers Absolutely Must Give Ben Roethlisberger Long-Term Deal

January 15, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is no position as important to a team as the quarterback and there is no player more important to the Pittsburgh Steelers than Ben Roethlisberger. Since arriving in Pittsburgh, he has helped lead the Steelers to their most successful decade of football since the 1970s.
Over his 10 seasons as starting quarterback, Roethlisberger has helped lead the team to 95 wins in 142 starts, six playoff appearances, three AFC Championships and two Super Bowl championships.
In fact, he is one of just seven current quarterbacks with a Super Bowl. Seven quarterbacks out of 32.
The NFL is a quarterback-driven league and the Steelers have a very good quarterback in place right now. They need to keep him a part of the equation for a long time.
As it stands now, there is no danger of losing Roethlisberger, as he has two years remaining on an eight-year, $102 million contract. However, as recent history suggests, Roethlisberger should be up for a contract extension.
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