Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II released a statement Wednesday saying that the team is committed to bringing back quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the 2021 season -- under a reworked contract. The next step is reworking Roethlisberger's pesky $41.2 million salary cap hit. "Ben Roethlisberger and I met (Tuesday) morning and we had a productive meeting" Rooney said.
Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner Thomas Tull said he's "personally optimistic" that fans will "regularly attend" NFL games next season. But he cautioned that mask-wearing and player safety protocols will likely remain a part of the sport.
Roethlisberger and his agent "are happy to creatively adjust his contract" according to a report.