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    Report: Roethlisberger's next contract could exceed $20M a year

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    Over the weekend, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could ask the organization to explore possible trade offers this offseason. Hours later, Roethlisberger's agent, Steelers president Art Rooney II and Big Ben all refuted the report.
    Roethlisberger later said "I'd retire before I'd accept a trade."

    The Steelers' 2004 first-round pick currently has two years left on his existing deal; Roethlisberger's salary-cap hit in 2014 is $17.9 million and $17.4 million in 2015.

    The NationalFootballPost.com's Jason Cole writes that the organization and Roethlisberger will likely discuss a contract extension this offseason, and the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback could be looking for more than $20 million a season. That would put him in the same company as Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco.

    (Brees signed a five-year, $100 million deal in 2012 when he was 32. And both Rodgers and Ryan signed extensions that paid them more than $20 million a season. Big Ben also has three Super appearances, none of the others have more than one.)

    Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac wrote Wednesday that while the Steelers would typically renegotiate a new contract this offseason, their precarious cap situation could prevent it. There are ways around that, of course.

    "They could always structure the deal so Roethlisberger wouldn't count as much against the cap next year as he would if they didn't sign him to a new deal," Dulac pointed out. "But, based on the Joe Flacco deal, the price of paying a quarterback, especially one with two Super Bowls victories, has gone way up. At a minimum, Roethlisberger is going to want $75 million over three years. And do the Steelers want to pay that?"

    We'll know more this offseason, especially if renegotiations are tabled and the Steelers use a first-round pick on a quarterback. It seems unlikely, but if the organization deems Roethlisberger's contract demands unreasonable, finding the next franchise QB makes sense.

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    Hell no. Sorry.

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    Report: Roethlisberger's next contract could exceed $20M a year

    He's not worth that.. Even more reason why he's gone..

    His age, he's injury prone I just don't see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    He's not worth that.. Even more reason why he's gone..

    His age, he's injury prone I just don't see it.
    With all the hits he has taken. 2 years from now might be when he hangs it up. He has been beaten and battered every single season. Maybe he wont retire in a couple season, but in a couple seasons. I see it hard for him playing all 16 games unless our line can protect by then.

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    Report: Roethlisberger's next contract could exceed $20M a year

    Quote Originally Posted by steelchamp204 View Post
    With all the hits he has taken. 2 years from now might be when he hangs it up. He has been beaten and battered every single season. Maybe he wont retire in a couple season, but in a couple seasons. I see it hard for him playing all 16 games unless our line can protect by then.
    AZ will make a run for him.
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    NYC disagrees

    (and of course i posted this article with my other account Tarlsqtr.... tricky me)
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    If they let him go I don't expect to see another championship for a very, very, very long time. Solid quarterbacks like Ben don't get drafted very often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilPatrickBanana View Post
    NYC disagrees

    (and of course i posted this article with my other account Tarlsqtr.... tricky me)
    I thought about posting this in that thread but you/I thought it was too obvious. ;-)
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    If he keep him, he plays 5 or 6 more seasons at a high level. Now, how his body holds up after football is something I don't want to see. I think he's gotten better (smarter) as he's gotten older. He'll be fine as long as he gets through this weeks game.
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    Report: Roethlisberger's next contract could exceed $20M a year

    5 or 6 seasons? He'll be lucky to make it that many more games.

    The o line wasn't built for this extended play by BB. It's time to move on!!
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