Monday, March 3, 2008
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a contract extension said to be worth $102 million. The eight-year deal includes $36 million in guarantees. The contract is the largest in team history. Roethlisberger says he knew from day one that he wanted to spend his entire career with the Steelers, so he's glad to have the new agreement. He also says getting it done quickly will allow him to focus on next season and on giving back to the community through foundations and other work. The deal was inked late last night, the same day Roethlisberger turned 26 years old.