Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will return to team in 2021

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According to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s agent Ryan Tollner, Roethlisberger will be back for his 18th season with the team.

They want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation. As we’ve shared since the season ended, we are happy to creatively adjust his contract to help them build the best team possible. A year ago, Ben wasn’t sure if he could throw again, but he battled back to get 12 wins and the 8th division title of his career. They lost steam down the stretch and that doesn’t sit well for him, so the fire burns strong and there is plenty of gas in the tank.

Roethlisberger currently has a $41 million cap hit for the 2021 season, and the team has said they have no intention of having him play at that number. At the same time, Roethlisberger seems willing to adjust his contract, but because of the CBA, there isn’t as much wiggle room as you might think.

According to Tollner, Roethlisberger is still passionate about playing football and didn’t like how the season ended. Roethlisberger has been to three Super Bowls during his career with the Steelers and won two of them. However, The Steelers have only won three playoff games in the last decade with Big Ben under center.

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