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Steelers sign Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for the 2021 season

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It's now official, Ben Roethlisberger will be back for an 18th season with the Steelers. The team announced today that they've signed Roethlisberger to a new contract for the 2021 season that will lower his cap hit, which was $41.25 million previously. The details of the contract have not been released yet.

"We are excited we were able to come to an agreement with Ben Roethlisberger on a new contract for him to return to the Steelers in 2021," general manager Kevin Colbert told Teresa Varley of "We know that Ben can still play at a high level and do special things for this team. Our goal remains the same – to put together a roster that will compete for another championship. We are happy that Ben will be one of our leaders to help us accomplish that goal."

Roethlisberger completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,803 yards and had a 33-10 touchdown-interception ratio in 2020, along with a quarterback rating of 94.1. And the 39-year-old Roethlisberger is ready to run it back in 2021.

"It is my greatest honor to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and give my all for this organization," Roethlisberger said in a statement released by the team. "I am grateful to be at this stage of my career and more than happy to adjust my contract in a way that best helps the team to address other players who are so vital to our success. I love this game and love to compete, and I believe in this team and my ability to deliver when called upon. It all starts with great preparation and I am ready to go."

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