PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Heading into the final year of his contract and coming off a year in which he missed all but one quarter after suffering a season ending ACL injury, there was much speculation about what the future would hold for the Steelers and their Pro Bowl center.
Today, those questions were answered as the Steelers announced they have signed Maurkice Pouncey to a new six-year deal that will make him the highest paid center in the league.
Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette talked to “The Cook and Poni Show” about the details of the deal.
Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert sent out the following quote in a team press release:
“We are excited to announce the contract extension for Maurkice to ensure he will be with the team through at least the 2019 season,” Sthe said. “He has been the anchor of our offensive line since he was drafted in 2010, and we are thrilled he will be with us for many years to come.”
Pouncey joined the Steelers as a first round draft choice in the 2010 NFL Draft and has twice been named to the Associated Press All-Pro team in 2010 and 2012, while being selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons.