It's nearly impossible to imagine Ben Roethlisberger in anything other than black and gold, but he might not be a Pittsburgh Steeler forever.
NFL Media columnist Michael Silver told NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning" that Roethlisberger's contract is an issue. Scheduled to make $12.1 million next season, his relatively low salary comes with a high cap number, so a restructuring is likely on the horizon if he sticks around.
Roethlisberger's agent, Ryan Tollner, released a statement that said Big Ben wants to stay in Pittsburgh and anyone who suggests otherwise is just guessing wrong.
It would be stunning to see Roethlisberger play anywhere other than Pittsburgh, but stranger things have happened. Just ask Peyton Manning.
UPDATE: Roethlisberger called the report "completely false," per ESPN.com. "I'm a Pittsburgher -- this is home. I'm proud to raise my kids here. I don't want to play for anyone else."