Steelers Report: Steelers Eyeing Draft as Deadline for Roethlisberger Extension Published 4 months ago on April 23, 2019 By Donnie Druin 3shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailThrough the off-season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been working on a deal to extend quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is entering the final year of his deal. However, still months after initial word leaked out, the team and Roethlisberger are still without a deal. Yet that might come to a close in the next few days. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the team will try to have an extension complete for Roethlisberger before the 2019 NFL Draft begins. This will likely be the last contract extension for the 37-year-old quarterback, as Big Ben’s best days are now in the rear view mirror. The Steelers have seen a myriad of change through the beginning stages off the off-season. Players and coaches have come and gone through the years, yet one constant has remained since 2004: Big Ben is the leader in the clubhouse. Through three Super Bowl appearances and two titles to his name, the future Hall of Fame quarterback will look to add to his resume before he officially hangs his cleats up. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! The details of the deal are still unknown, yet the new deal is thought to be a two or three year deal that would see Roethlisberger last into a new decade. While it’s unlikely the Steelers are about to offer Ben a similar dollar amount to the newly paid Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson ($35 million annually), Pittsburgh probably won’t be shy about shelling out a fair amount of dough for their franchise quarterback. It appears as if Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph will have to wait a few more years before fighting for their spot on the throne. 3shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Ben RoethlisbergerContract ExtensionfeaturedNFL DraftPittsburgh Steelers Up Next Five Bold Predictions for the Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Don't Miss ESPN’s Kiper, McShay: ILB Not in the Cards for Steelers Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Players, Coaches from around NFL Attend Darryl Drake’s Funeral Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers3 hours ago James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Analysis4 hours ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers14 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers14 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!