The back halfback Veon Bell leaves the Steelers and receiver Antonio Brown is probably not far behind. But the Steelers hope to keep quarterback Ben Roethlisberger longer.
The Steelers have entered into "preliminary" talks with Roethlisberger's agent, Ryan Tollner, and a new deal could be reached soon, according to Gerry Dulac Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Roethlisberger is in the final year of a contract with him for $ 12 million in base salary with a cap of $ 23.2 million for 2019, according to overthecap.com. A new deal would probably be launched at least for the 2022 season, according to Dulac.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the team's website earlier this week that he was optimistic about an extension "will occur sooner rather than later".
Roethlisberger will be 37 on Saturday. In 15 seasons, he has accumulated 56,194 yards, 363 touchdowns and 190 steals with a 94.2 career pass.