Pouncey is one of the top young centers in the league.
Ian Rapoport reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers and center Maurkice Pouncey agreed to a lucrative five-year, $44 Million deal.
Despite a 2013 knee injury, Pouncey is one of the top players at his position in the NFL. He is the cornerstone of the Steelers’ oft-injured offensive line.
Pouncey, the brother of Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, is only 24 years old. His rookie contract was set to expire after the 2014 season.
The Steelers need to bolster their relatively old roster with young players, like Pouncey. The extension needed to be executed, but the Steelers have plenty of roster work left on their plate.