Report: Roethlisberger Expected To Ask Steelers To Explore Trading Him
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to ask the team to explore trading him after the 2013 season. According to Rapoport, the team fielded offers for him last offseason.
#Steelers sources expect Big Ben to ask them to explore trade options after 2013. They fielded offers for him last offseason. Could again
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2013
Roethlisberger is under contract through the 2015 season and this upcoming offseason is when an extension is expected to be completed if he is to remain in Pittsburgh.
Trading Roethlisberger prior to June 1st would result in a dead money charge of $13.59 million, but would save $5.305 million in cap space as the quarterback is set to count $18.895 million against the cap in 2014 as it stands right now.
While I am not buying it, the Arizona Cardinals would be one of the few teams that could have interest in Roethlisberger as that would reunite him with former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.
Look around at the teams in the NFL. How manmy are there that would trade for Roethlisberger?