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Ben Roethlisberger

Height:
6' 5"
Weight:
241 lbs
Age:
33
Born:
Mar 2, 1982
Birth Place:
Lima,
Experience:
12 years
College:
Miami (OH)
Rtg Com Yds TD Int
2014 Regular Season
103.3 408 4,952 32 9

The Pittsburgh Steelers say they have agreed with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on a contract extension.

The team announced the deal Friday on Twitter without giving details. The move keeps the two-time Super Bowl winner in Pittsburgh beyond a previous deal that was set to expire after the 2015 season. The 33-year-old cornerstone of the franchise threw for 4,952 yards last season, breaking his own team record and tying with Drew Brees for the most yards passing in 2014. Roethlisberger also had 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

General manager Kevin Colbert said Tuesday the team has already begun negotiations on a new deal for the two-time Super Bowl champion. Roethlisberger is about to enter the final season of an eight-year deal he signed in 2008.

Colbert believes Roethlisberger, who tied with Drew Brees for the most yards passing in the league last season, can still improve as young talents like Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown continue to grow into the offense. Roethlisberger turns 33 next month. Colbert pointed to the play of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as proof elite quarterbacks can play at a high level deep into their 30s.

Roethlisberger was 24 of 38 for 317 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's win over Cincinnati.

It was possibly the best season of his career and certainly his best in terms of fantasy production. He threw the ball a career-high 608 times for a career-high 4,952 yards, matched a career high with 32 TD passes, yet managed to limit himself to nine INTs. His 67.1 completion percentage was - you guessed it - a career high.

Roethlisberger completed 18 of 25 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Kansas City.

Roethlisberger now has 30 TD passes, two shy of his career high set in 2007. His 4,635 yards are a career best.

Roethlisberger was 27 of 35 for 360 yards in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

The lack of a single touchdown was a disappointment for owners needing a bigger performance in the fantasy playoffs.

Roethlisberger threw three touchdown passes, including a 94-yarder to rookie Martavis Bryant, on Sunday versus Cincinnati.

He's thrown 19 of his 29 TDs in the last six contests.

Roethlisberger will almost certainly play on Sunday in Cincinnati.

Roethlisberger, who hit his right (throwing hand) on a New Orleans Saints player Sunday and skipped practice Wednesday "was sharp" in team drills, according to Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Roethlisberger posted another monster game Sunday.

Big Ben completed 32 of 58 passes - a career-high for attempts - for 435 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. It's the sixth time this season he has thrown for more than 300 yards.

Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, lifting the Steelers to a 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

He was 21 of 32 for 207 yards with that TD and an INT. Roethlisberger has fallen back down to earth, but remains a No. 1 fantasy QB.

Roethlisberger set an NFL record for touchdown passes in consecutive games, hanging six more on the Ravens in a testy but surprisingly easy 43-23 victory Sunday night.

Roethlisberger broke the record for touchdown passes in consecutive games of 11 set by Tom Flores for Oakland in the AFL in 1963 and matched by New England's Tom Brady in 2007.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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