December 7, 2022

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Pittsburgh Steelers announces signing of new Ben Rothlisberger contract for 2021

Pittsburgh – Ben Rothlisberger has officially returned with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2021 season.

The Steelers announced the new contract for the quarterback on Thursday afternoon, but did not release the terms.

“It is my great honor to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and to give my all for this organization,” Rothlisberger said in a statement. “I am grateful to be at this point in my life and am happy to have adjusted our contract in the best possible way, which helps the team to address other players who are very important to our success. It all starts with the best preparation, and I’m ready to go. “

Rothlisberger was previously on contract for the 2021 season, although the team has made it clear he will not return with a maximum of $ 41.2 million cap.

“We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Ben Rothlisberger on a new deal to return to the Steelers in 2021,” General Manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. “We know that Ben can still play at a high level and can do special things for this team. Our goal remains the same: to put together a list that will compete for another championship. We are happy that Ben is one of our leaders and we are achieving that.”

Rothlisberger, who turned 39 earlier this week, threw 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season, the first time since major elbow surgery following an injury that ended the second week of the 2019 season.