Ben Roethlisberger signs 8-year extension with Steelers Print
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Monday, 03 March 2008 07:01
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 PITTSBURGH (AP) -Ben Roethlisberger signed an eight-year extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers that makes him one of the NFL's highest-paid players.
The team did not release financial terms, but ESPN.com reported Monday the deal is worth $102 million.
``Ben has been an outstanding leader on the field for the Steelers since his rookie year and we are very happy to know that he will be our quarterback for many years to come,'' Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement.
The Pro Bowl quarterback led the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory two years ago and has been the starter all four seasons with the team.
Roethlisberger threw 32 touchdown passes with only 11 interceptions in leading the Steelers to the playoffs this season, bouncing back from an injury-marred season.
He was hurt in a serious motorcycle accident in the 2006 offseason, then underwent an appendectomy. Although he started 15 games, his play was subpar. He threw 23 interceptions, three more than he had thrown in his first two seasons, and Pittsburgh failed to make the playoffs.
This season, he led the Steelers to a 10-6 record and the AFC North title before they were eliminated by Jacksonville in the playoffs.
Roethlisberger was the third quarterback taken in the '04 draft, behind Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, and the 11th choice overall. He started 13 games his rookie season and was voted offensive rookie of the year, the first quarterback to win the award since it was first given in 1957. The next year he led the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory.
 

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