The Pittsburgh Steelers have opened contract negotiations with Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger turns 37 in March.

“We’ve already started talking to him and his representative about extending that contract,” Art Rooney II said. “I think Ben has some good years left. I’d still say he’s close to being in the prime of his career.”

Under Roethlisberger’s current deal, he would count $23.2 million against the salary cap for 2019. 

“Now that we’re seeing quarterbacks around the league that are playing into their 40s,” Rooney said, “I’m not sure there’s any reason that Ben can’t play for several more years. We’re looking forward to that.”