What Did I Say..Ben Is Going Nowhere

Photo courtesy of The Athletic

You know it cracks me up how all of these high paid media outlets, and “so-called” Facebook GM’s can be so wrong all of the time. Because what I have said has come to fruition once again.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger met with on Monday:

“Ben Roethlisberger and I met yesterday morning and we had a productive meeting,” Rooney said in a statement. “We were able to discuss a lot of things that relate to where we are and where we want to go. Ben assured me that he is committed to coming back to help us win, and I told Ben that we would like to have him back to help us win a championship.

“We both understand that the next step is to work out Ben’s contract situation.”

Roethlisberger, who turns 39 next week, also could opt to take a pay cut to the veterans minimum, which would put his cap hit just over $23 million.

The final year of Roethlisberger’s current deal comes with a $41.2 million cap hit, although a contract restructure and extension could lower that by a maximum of about $14 million.

Regardless of what the media, former Steelers players and fans may think about the situation, their opinions mean absolutely nothing. Mr. Rooney and the coaching staff make the decisions..not them.

Looking forward to another exciting NFL season with Roethlisberger at the helm, and a plethora of wide receiver talent. #HereWeGo

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