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1.Steelers | PIT confident in Ben Roethlisberger (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger likely will be playing with a restructured contract in 2021, and Steelers president Art Rooney II is confident Roethlisberger can guide the franchise to success. 'We think Ben played at a high level last year,' Rooney recently told the team's website. 'We won our division and set a franchise record for most consecutive wins to open a season, so there was a lot of good stuff. Ben was as disappointed as anybody the way it ended. That last game is just hard to swallow, and I think in part Ben wants to come back and leave on a high note. We're still confident he has the ability to do that. His... (More)4 hours
2.Dynasty | Ben Roethlisberger to return (Dynasty League Football) The Steelers announced quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will return next season. Analysis: Roethlisberger will return as the starter in Pittsburgh for his 18th season that will also likely be his last. While Big Ben showed some major signs of decline last year, he's still a major upgrade over what the Steelers have behind him. Pittsburgh will need to work hard to restructure his contract in an effort to free up money to possibly bring back JuJu Smith-Schuster and figure out a way to fix their offensive line and running game to help him out. R... (More)1 day
3.Ben Roethlisberger: Expected back for 2021 (RotoWire) Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday that Roethlisberger will stay with the team for 2021, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Rooney met with Roethlisberger on Tuesday and released a statement about the franchise quarterback Wednesday. While his statement acknowledges that Roethlisberger's contract situation still needs to be addressed, Rooney all but confirmed that the soon-to-be 39-year-old will be the Steelers' starting quarterback for at least one more season. Roethlisberger is currently scheduled for a $41.25 million cap hit in 2021, the second season of a two-year extension. Reducing his cap charge requires ... (More)2 days
4.Steelers | Owner confirms Big Ben returning (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will return in 2021, according to team president Art Rooney II. Analysis: Roethlisberger was 14th in fantasy points at the position last season in 15 games. The big question will be - how will they supplement around him? JuJu Smith-Schuster is a free agent, and the tight end and running back positions need addressed. He also lost his longtime center to retirement. Big Ben is a mediocre QB2 target in drafts. 2 days
5.Ben Roethlisberger set to return to the Steelers for 2021 season (FantasyPros) Steelers star QB Ben Roethlisberger will be returning as the team's starter for the upcoming 2021 season. Analysis: The NFL's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that she has been in contact with Roethlisberger's agent Ryan Tollner. He states that "They (Steelers) want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation." This will likely include a restructure of the veteran QB's contract to be more cap-friendly, thus freeing up additional resources for Pittsburg to make a run at the Super Bowl. The Steelers were red hot to start the 2020 season, going 11-0 before l... (More)2 days
6.Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger will return for 2021 (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will return as the team's starting quarterback for the 2021 season, according to his agent, Ryan Tollner, Tuesday, Feb. 23. 'They want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation,' Tollner said. Analysis: Roethlisberger finished the 2020 season with 3,803 passing yards and 33 touchdowns against 10 interceptions through 15 games, but he seemed to fade down the stretch. The Steelers will need to address their running game in order to give Roethlisberger more support. He'll be a high-end QB2 in fantasy drafts.2 days
7.Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger hurt by dropped passes (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger had 41 of his passes dropped by his pass catchers this season. He has only 26 over the previous two seasons. Analysis: Roethlisberger did not have a great since coming back from elbow surgery, and his status with the Steelers is uncertain at this point. Fantasy players should consider him a No. 2 quarterback if he plays next season.7 days