Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II met with a few members of the local media on Wednesday and several of the talking points are now being posted on Twitter. During his interview, Rooney addressed the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rooney stated that Roethlisberger will be with the team long after his contract expires in 2015 and that is pretty much what everyone outside of Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network expected.
Roethlisberger’s current contract runs through the 2015 season and while the speculation is that an extension would be worked out during the offseason due to past history, Rooney reportedly said they might decide to wait until next offseason.
Roethlisberger is scheduled to count $18.895 million against the salary cap in 2014.