(NEW YORK) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has no plans to leave after the season or be traded this season.
As the Steelers prepare for a tough game on the road against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the two-time Super Bowl champion still was faced with questions about his future this week.
“I love being in Pittsburgh. I’m extremely happy,” Roethlisberger said on Wednesday. “Every week it’s something fun. [Wide receiver Jericho Cotchery] asked me today, ‘What was the new rumor this week?’ “
Big Ben is 10-4 for his career in the playoffs and has two more years on his contract, and is scheduled to make a base salary of $12.1 million in 2014 and $11.6 million in 2015.
“Obviously, I would do whatever I need to do. But that’s something that can be discussed when the time comes,” he said of being able to give Pittsburgh a hometown discount on a new contract. “That’s not really my thing. I play football. I have people that deal with all that stuff. So I’ll do whatever it takes to stay here and to be a part of this team and to help this team.”
As for the Browns, Roethlisberger knows the task ahead.
“We know this is going to be a tough test on the road against a really good defense,” he said.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN