Agent Says Contract Extension Talks With Ben Roethlisberger Have Taken Place

Just because a contract extension hasn’t been worked out yet with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, doesn’t mean that process won’t happen at all this offseason.

According to Scott Brown of, there’s been talks already between the two sides.

“There’s been ongoing (contract) discussions for quite awhile,” Ryan Tollner, Roethlisberger’s agent, told “I think from the time we did the first extension there was sort of a plan moving forward. There’s a plan in place, but both sides are pretty committed to doing that privately and not having it be something that’s discussed in the media.”

In the past with Roethlisberger, his contract has been extended two years prior to the old one expiring and that process has taken place during the spring as well. By it not happening this spring, it has caused several to surmise that an extension won’t get done at all this offseason.

As I wrote several months ago, the math tells us that a Roethlisberger extension will work this offseason and it would likely lower his cap hit in 2014 in the process, depending of course on the structure.

The Steelers also might very well be wanting to get extensions worked out with first with cornerback Cortez Allen and center Maurkice Pouncey in order to see how much left over cap space they have to work with when it comes to a new deal for Roethlisberger. Why? Well, because of his age, the more they can guarantee in year one of the new deal, 2014, the better.

This will continue to be talked about all offseason, but if an extension does get done with Roethlisberger, I wouldn’t look for it to happen until late in training camp.

  • Addison

    I don’t know about Cortez. Guess that’s really all we have right now. The man had what 3-4 good games in 2012 and couldn’t dethrone Gay in 2013.

  • ApexSteel

    The ankle injury cost him a lot, but he came on strong late last season.

  • Chad H

    He did dethrone Gay by the end of the season. Remember he almost bumped Lewis from the starting job. His injury early in the year held him back. I believe we will see a good season from him this year.

  • I would say 5 years 100 million, 32 million guaranteed. 13.6 million per. Probably a pipe dream but very team friendly.

  • steeltown

    He is a bit of a mystery still, but the ability is there. Even with missing games due to injury and playing behind Gay early-mid season he still accumulated more PDs and INTs than both Ike and WillieG

  • srdan

    Keep in mind that Gay had a career year last year.

  • John C

    Injury hurt him last year…..injury hurt him the year before….I am sure there will be some injury concern with Cortez every year….I would not invest much in him at this point.

  • Danny Delouize

    To give him his due respects GAY played real well last year…I was real high on Allen last year…Still am but he needs to show something this year

  • Danny Delouize

    You can only have two to three well paid lineman….DeCastro getting paid in two years..Is it wise to give one of your other big money spots to a guy who you have no idea how many games he will play in a season??

  • Danny Delouize

    all you have to do is look at there d-line depth to know CAM needs to be signed