Ben Roethlisberger, subjected to ongoing rumors he might ask to be traded, strongly hinted Wednesday he will do whatever is necessary to remain with the Steelers.

Roethlisberger, a two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, is under contract for the 2014 and '15 seasons, but the Steelers are expected to ask him during the offseason to negotiate a new deal or an extension to give them more salary cap room.

“Obviously I will do whatever I need to do,” Roethlisberger said. “That's something that can be discussed when the time comes. It's not really my thing. I play football. I have people to deal with all that stuff. I will do whatever it takes to stay here and be a part of this team and help this team win.”

Roethlisberger's contract counts $13,595,000 against the Steelers' $123 million salary cap, but that number is scheduled to jump to $17.895 million next year. His current deal would count $17.395 million against the 2015 cap.