PRO FOOTBALL TALK’s Mike Florio (who else?) reports that the Steelers will hand over a guaranteed $38.7M to Ben Roethlisberger as part of a contract extension (commence catch-up reports on MSM websites and ESPN News).
How can a guy in the hills of West Virginia continue to scoop the big boys at ESPN, NFL Network and FOX? Someone, anyone give this guy a MSM job.
We realize the Steelers don’t have much of a choice when it comes to re-signing the former Redhawk. But after watching Roethlisberger’s familiar postseason flame-out in 2007, we’re thinking the NFL’s most celebrated author is gulping hard if those numbers are indeed verified.
UPDATE: Looks like FOX’s Jay Glazer was a very close second (by two minutes).
UPDATE 2: B.R. apparently knew of the terms of the deal Sunday. Obviously.