Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'5" / 241 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 2, 1982 (37)
- 16th Season
- 2004 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 11 (PIT)
- Miami - OH
Ben Roethlisberger News
The Pittsburgh Steelers finalized a two-year contract extension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday, the team announced. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. He was entering the final year of a four-year, $87.6 million extension that he signed in 2015. The 37-year-old will remain a Steeler up to his 40th birthday. While Big Ben was a high-end QB1 in 2018, he could disappoint this year with both Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown leaving.
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said he supports quarterback Ben Roethlisberger 100 percent as the team's unquestioned leader amid criticism from disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown. "I have no problem with him. He can call me out and thats fine. What he does I totally respect because Ive seen him too many times win games for us and come through in situations," Colbert said. Owner Art Rooney also said last month that they plan to sign Big Ben, 37, to a contract extension. Roethlisberger led the NFL in yards (5,129) and had a career-high 34 touchdowns, so he wasn't as washed up as most fantasy owners thought before the season. He'll still be in play as a QB1 next season, but losing Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown -- two of the best playmakers in football -- will surely hurt his overall ceiling.
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II said the team has already started talking about a contract extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who will be in the final year of his current deal in 2019. So, I think that Ben has some good years left. Hes still, I would say, close to being in the prime of his career and now that we see quarterbacks around the league that are playing into their 40s, I am not sure there is any reason why Ben cant play for several more years. So we are looking forward to that," Rooney said. Big Ben will be 37 in March, but he threw for a career-high 5,129 yards last season and also posted a career-high 34 touchdowns against 16 interceptions. Injuries are a concern as he ages, as well as the fact that Antonio Brown might not be with the team next year, but Roethlisberger still profiles as a sturdy QB1 for fantasy owners as long as he continues playing.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to restructure quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's contract before the new league year begins on March 13, according to league sources. It would give the team more salary cap room if they decide to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown. The 36-year-old was one of the best fantasy QBs in 2018, throwing for a career-high 5,129 yards, 34 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He'll head into 2019 as a strong QB1 target despite his age, although losing Brown would certainly be a hit to his value.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 31 of his 45 pass attempts for 287 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 16-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17. Despite the win, Roethlisberger didn't play particularly well in this one, with his interception getting returned by Shawn Williams for a 58-yard touchdown. Roethlisberger finishes the 2018 season with a career-high 5,129 passing yards and 34 passing touchdowns. He will be a locked-in QB1 in 2019 fantasy drafts.
Ben Roethlisberger Stats
The following is a breakdown of Ben Roethlisberger stats. This page is updated weekly throughout the NFL season showcasing the Pittsburgh Steelers QB. Our situational tables show Ben Roethlisberger stats in a number of variations which include different time periods and game situations.