Steelers GM says Pittsburgh’s ‘Killer Bs’ will be together in 2017
If Kevin Colbert is correct, the Steelers will have their trio of “Killer Bs” intact for at least one more season.
The Steelers general manager told reporters Thursday he does not believe quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will retire and said long-term contracts for wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell are priorities.
Roethlisberger, who will turn 35 on March 2, alluded to possible retirement during a radio interview last month. His five-year, $99 million contract runs through the 2019 season.
“Where it stands is, Ben said that it’s a possibility, and we’ll treat it as such,” Colbert said of Roethlisberger’s possible retirement. “We hope he doesn’t retire. If he does, then as an organization we’ll try to move on, and we will move on.
Yes, Kirk Cousins, that alert notice is flashing for you. Berry and Cousins are both 28. Cousins is going into his sixth season, Berry his eighth. This is their window, yet they’re handcuffed to this process.
This whole drama gets played out at differing locations around the league every offseason. It will still be dragging out someone’s contract talks in 2020, when a new CBA is hammered out. Who knows where Berry or Cousins or any of the stars-in-waiting will be by then? But if they aren’t around, a bunch of other players will be.
If they remember the feeling Berry has now, the franchise tag Orioles Cheap Jerseys system could Order Cheap Jerseys end up on life support — and every player will celebrate.