In 2007, with Troy Polamalu heading into the final season of his contract, the Steelers locked him up through 2011 with a five-year, $33 million extension. Now Polamalu is heading into the final season of that contract, and the Steelers want to lock him up again.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Steelers will turn their efforts toward a long-term deal with Polamalu that could be the final contract of Polamalu’s career.
“My only comment is, because I know things can really get misconstrued a lot, is that everything regarding our contract talks will stay between the Rooneys and my agent,” Polamalu said. “Other than that, I would love to retire a Pittsburgh Steeler.”
Polamalu’s agent said last month that he expected contract talks to commence soon, and Polamalu made clear that he wants to get it done.
“I’d love to retire a Pittsburgh Steeler,” Polamalu said.
The 30-year-old Polamalu has played his entire eight-year career with the Steelers.