Steelers News & Transactions Steelers Sign Ben Roethlisberger to Three-Year Extension Through 2021 Published 4 months ago on April 24, 2019 By Donnie Druin Ben Roethlisberger drops back versus the Cincinnati Bengals. -- ED THOMPSON 2shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailThe Pittsburgh Steelers have extended the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger through the 2021 season, securing the services of the team’s franchise quarterback for three more years. “Ben is one of the most productive quarterbacks in NFL history, and he continued to climb the lists among the all-time passing leaders in the league last season,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a release. “But I know Ben’s focus is on only one goal – to bring another Lombardi trophy back to Pittsburgh. We are excited to finalize this new contract that will keep him as a Steeler through the 2021 season.” The financial details of the contract have not yet been disclosed. Roethlisberger was set to make $6.2 million in 2019, which was the final season of a four-year, $87-million contract extension he signed in 2015. Ben Roethlisberger’s new deal with the Steelers will pay well north of $30 million per year for 2020-21, placing him in the top-three highest paid quarterbacks for those two years, a source told ESPN. — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 24, 2019 Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Roethlisberger, 37, is coming off one of his most productive passing seasons. He threw for career highs in completions (452), attempts (675), yards (5,129) and touchdowns (34). He led the NFL in passing yards for the second time in his career. “I am grateful to the Rooneys and the Steelers organization for continuing to believe in me,” Roethlisberger said. “It has always been a goal to play my entire career in Pittsburgh. This is home for me and my family, and we love this city. I am as excited to be a Steeler in year 16 as I was when they drafted me. They will get my absolute best.” Drafted 15 years ago to the date of his extension signing, Roethlisberger is already the longest-tenured starting quarterback in Steelers history. He owns the franchise record for quarterback starts (214) and wins (144). Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first tweeted the news Wednesday morning. 2shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Ben RoethlisbergerContract ExtensionfeaturedKevin ColbertPittsburgh SteelersSteelers Up Next Steelers Select Devin Bush in First Round of 2019 NFL Draft Don't Miss Steelers Open Season on Sunday Night Football Against Patriots 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 Steelers23 mins ago James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Analysis2 hours ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers11 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 Steelers12 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!