The Pittsburgh Steelers have made it clear that Ben Roethlisberger will have to agree to a restructured contract if he wants to remain with the team next season. Roethlisberger openly said that will not be an issue, but it suddenly sounds like the Steelers are uncertain about bringing him back.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert on Wednesday stopped well short of saying Roethlisberger will be the team’s quarterback in 2021. He told reporters that Big Ben is Pittsburgh’s QB “as we sit here today” but indicated that status could change.

“As we sit here today, Ben is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. … He reiterated to us that he wants to continue to play,” Colbert said, per ESPN’s Brooke Pryor. “We told him we have to look at this current situation.”

The Steelers are well over the salary cap, and Roethlisberger is set to count for $41.25 million against the cap next season. He knows he can’t remain on the roster at that number, and he has said he wants to rework things to help the team. Still, Colbert hinted that money could be an issue.

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