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Unlike Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger’s pay cut includes no ability to earn it back

In 2015, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning agreed to reduce his $19 million in total pay to $15 million. The $4 million haircut wasn’t unconditional; Manning had the ability to make every penny back if the Broncos won the Super Bowl. They did, and he did. In 2021, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has agreed to reduce [more]

Will Steelers take a quarterback in round one?

With the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finally working out a revised deal that will pay $14 million in what by all appearances will be the player’s last year in Pittsburgh, the question becomes what’s next at the position? The Steelers went 20 years between franchise quarterbacks, from the retirement of Terry Bradshaw after 1983 [more]

Steelers sign J.C. Hassenauer to a one-year deal

Earlier in the day, the Steelers reached a new deal with Ben Roethlisberger to create cap space. They have 19 unrestricted free agents, some of whom they hope to keep. The Steelers have ensured the return of one of their exclusive rights free agents. The team signed center J.C. Hassenauer to a one-year deal, Jeremy [more]

Ben Roethlisberger gets $14M for 2021, Steelers get $15M in cap room

Details have emerged about the new deal that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger signed for the 2021 season. According to multiple reports, Roethlisberger’s compensation for the season has gone from $19 million to $14 million and the Steelers have picked up $15 million in cap room for the coming year. Roethlisberger was set to count $41.25 [more]

Ben Roethlisberger: Honored to be a Steeler, “more than happy” to adjust contract

The question of Ben Roethlisberger‘s playing future was answered on Thursday. Roethlisberger agreed to a new contract with the Steelers for the 2021 season and the quarterback released a statement about it through the team. The terms of the new deal have not been announced or reported, but it will reduce the $41.25 million cap [more]

Steelers sign Ben Roethlisberger to new contract

Ben Roethlisberger will remain in Pittsburgh for the 2021 season. The Steelers announced today that they have signed Roethlisberger to a new contract that will keep him in town this year. There’s no word on the value or structure of the contract. The Steelers had made clear that Roethlisberger wouldn’t be back if he didn’t [more]

Joe Montana says Tom Brady is clearly the greatest quarterback of all time

Last year, Tom Brady wouldn’t say that he’s better than Joe Montana was. Brady doesn’t need to; Montana has done it for him. “I think Tom has, you know, taken his place on the top up there a long time ago,” Montana said Wednesday on ESPN. “So he’s had a tremendous career, is fun to [more]

Terry Bradshaw confirms “Thomas Brady” fake name story

The story hid in plain sight for 38 years, the last half of which consisted of Tom Brady being a star NFL quarterback. Only today, the anniversary of Terry Bradshaw’s 1983 supposedly minor (but ultimately career ending) elbow surgery, did the nugget emerge that Bradshaw used an assumed name when he entered the hospital in [more]

38 years ago today, a quarterback named “Thomas Brady” had elbow surgery

You learn something new every day. Even if it sometimes takes 38 years, to the day. As noted by the @QuirkyResearch account on Twitter, on March 3, 1983, Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw underwent “minor” elbow surgery in his home town of Shreveport, Louisiana to address “muscle tears in the elbow of his throwing arm.” To [more]

James Conner unlikely to remain in Pittsburgh

After four years in Pittsburgh, running back James Conner appears to be on the way out. Conner becomes a free agent in two weeks and is unlikely to re-sign with the Steelers, according to ESPN. Last year Conner was the Steelers’ leading rusher with 721 yards, but most of his production came early in the [more]

Jack Lambert auctioning off personal items, including his teeth holder

Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Lambert is auctioning his personal football collection, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Lot. No. 590 of the Lelands Spring Classic collection includes the container that held Lambert’s false teeth during games. The teeth are not included. Lelands called it a “most unusual but intriguing and important piece of [more]

Steelers place Maurkice Pouncey on reserve/retired list

The Steelers made center Maurkice Pouncey’s retirement official Monday. The team placed Pouncey on the reserve/retired list. Maurkice and his twin brother, Mike Pouncey, announced their retirements from the NFL on Feb. 12. The Steelers made Maurkice a first-round choice in 2010. He made three All-Pro teams and nine times was voted to the Pro [more]

Top 100 free agents 2021: Dak Prescott again tops the list

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2021 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott 2. Bears receiver Allen [more]

On Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers, a $19 million question lingers

The Steelers want Ben. Ben wants the Steelers. The Steelers need to revise Ben’s contract. Ben is willing to do it. But still it hasn’t been done. Although Steelers president Art Rooney II recently told Steelers.com that the deadline for getting a revised deal in place is March 17, Rooney hasn’t said publicly whether the [more]

Mike Tomlin frustrated Eric Bieniemy can’t get a head-coaching job

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been speaking out publicly this offseason about his belief that there’s been too little progress toward getting more Black head coaches in the NFL. Tomlin said he’s particularly frustrated that Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who got interview requests from all seven teams with head-coaching vacancies, was passed over [more]

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