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Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby mattb47 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:06 pm

Roethlisberger, Steelers agree on a new deal
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in team history and one of the richest players in the NFL.

Roethlisberger, who threw a career-best 32 touchdown passes in 2007, reportedly has signed an 8-year extension worth $102 million, including $36 million guaranteed.

The 11th player taken in the 2004 draft, Roethlisberger started 13 games as a rookie and has led Pittsburgh to the playoffs in three of his first four seasons with the team. He became the youngest quarterback to win the Super Bowl when he helped the Steelers win the title in 2005 season. Roethlisberger, now 26, has a career completion rate of 63.2 percent, with 84 TD passes and 54 interceptions.


Glad to hear he's wrapped up for a long long time. ;-D
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Re: Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby knapplc » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:06 pm

Good move by the Steelers. ;-D
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Re: Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby m16a » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:12 pm

knapplc wrote:Good move by the Steelers. ;-D


Agreed. Locking up the franchise QB for numerous years is always a very good thing ;-D
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Re: Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby JasonSeahorn » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:15 pm

burger had a great fantasy year last year, don't overlook him in next years drafts....at least 7 or 8 qbs may get taken before him so big ben may see GREAT draft value next year
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Re: Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby steelerfan513 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:19 pm

Very happy to see they got this done now instead of let it wait. ;-D

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3274467

Roethlisberger gets more than $36 million in guarantees in new deal

By Michael Smith
ESPN.com
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Updated: March 3, 2008, 2:30 PM ET
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The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have agreed to a new eight-year, $102 million contract.

The contract, which includes more than $36 million in guarantees and is easily the largest in team history, places Big Ben among the game's highest-paid players. In comparison, Peyton Manning received a $34.5 million signing bonus in his big deal and Michael Vick received $37 million in guarantees from the Falcons in his mega deal. Both Manning's and Vick's deals were signed in 2004.

Roethlisberger now joins Manning, Brett Favre, Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb and the suspended Vick in the $100 million quarterback club.

"This is about being a Pittsburgh Steeler for as long as I can be. I love Pittsburgh," Roethlisberger said. He said he "wanted to be like the Dan Marinos, like the John Elways, guys who played with one team their whole career."

Roethlisberger's agents, Ryan and Bruce Tollner of REP 1 Sports, traveled to Pittsburgh and finalized the deal with the Steelers late Sunday night.

"Ben has been an outstanding leader on the field for the Steelers since his rookie year and we are very happy to know that he will be our quarterback for many years to come," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement.

Roethlisberger, who turned 26 on Sunday, is coming off a Pro Bowl season in which he completed more than 65 percent of his passes with a tean-record 32 touchdowns and an efficiency rating of 104.1, leading the Steelers to an AFC North title and the playoffs for the third time in his four seasons.

Roethlisberger, who two years ago became the youngest quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl, grew as a team leader last season and bounced back from a disappointing 2006 where his offseason was marred by a serious motorcycle accident and an appendectomy.

Roethlisberger was the third quarterback taken in the '04 draft, behind Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, and the 11th choice overall. He started 13 games his rookie season and was voted offensive rookie of the year, the first quarterback to win the award since it was first given in 1957. The next year he led the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory.
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Re: Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:33 pm

I heard that they were discussing it, but now it appears to be final. IMO, great signing by the steelers. Ben proved he is the real deal, and it was a good call to lock him up for the long haul.
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Re: Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby dgan » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:20 pm

I personally think he's overrated, but still - this is their franchise guy. They'll live or die with him, so I guess it was a good move.
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Re: Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby ivesaidway2much » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:50 am

Should be interesting to see what the other two members of the 2004 QB trio sign for this offseason.
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Re: Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby Azrael » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:19 pm

Roethlisberger is the real deal but there are glaring holes in the O-line currently. He was sacked nearly 50 times the last 2 years. With Faneca now gone and the Sean Mahan experiment at center not working out so well, Steeler fans might be in for a bit of a surprise if they don't sure up at least one of those spots.
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Re: Roethlisberger signs 8 year extension

Postby FantasyMan13 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:33 pm

Complete with accident forgiveness?
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