Big Ben's back: Roethlisberger signs with Steelers

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has signed a deal to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2021 season, the team announced Thursday.

“We are excited we were able to come to an agreement with Ben Roethlisberger on a new contract for him to return to the Steelers in 2021,” General Manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. “We know that Ben can still play at a high level and do special things for this team. Our goal remains the same — to put together a roster that will compete for another championship. We are happy that Ben will be one of our leaders to help us accomplish that goal.”

After more than a decade and two Super Bowl titles, Roethlisberger will continue his likely Hall of Fame career. He was rejuvenated in his return to the field in 2020 after a season in which he was sidelined by major elbow surgery to reattach three torn flexor tendons.

“It is my greatest honor to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and give my all for this organization,” Roethlisberger said in a statement. “I am grateful to be at this stage of my career and more than happy to adjust my contract in a way that best helps the team to address other players who are so vital to our success. I love this game and love to compete, and I believe in this team and my ability to deliver when called upon. It all starts with great preparation and I am ready to go.” – NFL