We have agreed to terms with @_BigBen7 on a new contract. More details to come on http://t.co/XL7UQsbZDF.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 13, 2015
Roethlisberger is coming off his finest season, having thrown for 4,952 yards - a team record - and 32 touchdown passes. He became the first player in NFL history to throw six touchdown passes in back-to-back games as the Steelers scored 94 points in wins over the Colts and Ravens in Weeks 8 and 9, respectively.
Roethlisberger turned 32 years old March 2, and with a loaded offense returning for the Steelers in 2015, there's little to suggest he can't create that kind of production again.
Much was made over an alleged feud between Roethlisberger and Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, something both sides have denied over the years. Add in an NFL Network report in 2013 that Roethlisberger would seek a trade that offseason, plenty has been made to suggest Roethlisberger doesn't like the direction of the current team.
His new contract says otherwise.
The Steelers scored a franchise-record 436 points (27.3 per game) in 2014, as Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown became the first trio with 4,500 passing yards, 1,300 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards.
This is on top of the early career path he set in terms of winning games. Roethlisberger has yet to be a part of a team with a losing record in the NFL. He's led the Steelers to two Super Bowl championships and three AFC championships. The 2004 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year has the franchise's career records in touchdowns (251), yards (39,057) and completion percentage (63.7).