The Pittsburgh Steelers will be chasing after Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton for several more years to come as he’s reached an agreement on a six-year, $115 million contract extension, according to Adam Schefter.
Dalton was entering the final year of his rookie contract. He was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Texas Christian and has led Cincinnati to the playoffs three consecutive seasons. He has, however, yet to win a playoff game in three attempts.
As usual, it will be interesting to see the full break down of these numbers and how much of the contract is guaranteed. Dalton was scheduled to earn less than one million in 2014, so his extension is essentially all new money.
The Steelers decided not to extend the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this offseason. The final year of his current contract is 2015, however, and the two sides hope to get a new deal done next offseason that will allow him to finish his career in Pittsburgh.