According to a Sunday morning report by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers are prepared to again pad the pockets of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this upcoming offseason with a contract extension that will exceed the $20 million a season mark.
La Canfora Writes:
Roethlisberger, who has one year left on his deal beyond this season, has had an up and down season but the Steelers are intent on securing him for the duration of his career and intend to begin contract talks with his early in the offseason, very likely by the combine, sources said. They are prepared to make the two-time Super Bowl winner among the highest-paid quarterbacks in the game and fully realize that he will command $20-million a season.
La Canfora is also reporting that the sky is blue Sunday morning and that water is still wet.
It’s nice for La Canfora to throw out the $20 million number but everyone already knew that Roethlisberger’s new contract would easily have an average yearly value in that range. If La Canfora really wants to impress us he would throw out a guaranteed amount number for Roethlisberger’s expected deal.
Roethlisberger is having a career-year complete with record-breaking performances and while he didn’t receive an extension last offseason, you can bet that the Steelers will take care of him after 2014 is over.