GM wants Roethlisberger to retire a Steeler

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Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that the organization wants quarterback Ben Roethlisberg to play there for the rest of his NFL career.

“It’s unanimous that we want Ben to be a Steeler for the rest of his career,” Colbert said on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, via ESPN. “There’s nobody that I’d rather have or the franchise would rather have than Ben. He’s won for us, there’s still a lot of tread of the tires.

“We feel good about where he is, we feel great about how he finished last year and we’re looking to build off of that.”

There’s currently two years left on Roethlisberger’s contract. The Steeelers are not known to be working on an extension for the 31-year-old.

Roethlisberger threw for 4,261 yards last season while coming the franchises all-time leader in touchdown passes. The Steelers finished the season 8-8 and are up against the salary cap. With Roethlisberger to count $18.9 million against he cap expect a deal to get worked out.