Ben Roethlisberger

Quarterback Age: 32 Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2004 College: Miami (OH)
  • Current Contract

    Ben Roethlisberger signed a 6 year / $87,986,500 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $25,200,000 signing bonus, $33,200,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,664,417.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $87,986,500
    Signing Bonus $25,200,000
    Average Salary $14,664,417
    Guaranteed $33,200,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2008 Contract details by year $2,500,000 $4,300,000 - $1,447,500 - $8,247,500 -
    2009 Contract details by year $4,750,000 $4,300,000 $3,000,000 $1,447,500 - $13,497,500 -
    2010 Contract details by year $6,155,882 $4,200,000 - - - $10,355,882 -
    2011 Contract details by year $6,000,000 $4,200,000 - - $1,120,000 $11,320,000 -
    2012 Contract details by year $900,000 $4,200,000 - - $3,795,000 $8,895,000 -
    2013 Contract details by year $2,600,000 $4,200,000 - - $6,795,000 $13,595,000 $24,585,000
    2014 Contract details by year $12,100,000 - - - $6,795,000 $18,895,000 $13,590,000
    2015 Contract details by year $11,600,000 - - - $6,795,000 $18,395,000 $6,795,000
    2016 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $25.2 million guaranteed (signing bonus)
    • $4M of his 2009 & 2010 salaries are guaranteed for injury
    • Clause forbidding him from participating in "hazardous activities"
    • 2009 Roster Bonus: $3 million
    • 2011 Restructure Bonus: $600,000
    • 2012 Restructure Bonus: $10.7 million / 4 years
    • 2013 Restructure Bonus: $11 million / 3 years

     

    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the NFLPA, Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2004-2009Entry Level

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $22,260,000
    Signing Bonus $600,000
    Average Salary $3,710,000
    Guaranteed $5,860,000
    Free Agent: 2010 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead
    2004 $230,000 $100,000 $1,172,000 - $283,500 $1,785,500 -
    2005 $305,000 $100,000 - $1,447,500 $2,367,750 $4,220,250 -
    2006 $655,500 $100,000 - $1,447,500 $2,342,750 $4,545,750 -
    2007 $1,006,000 $100,000 - $1,447,500 $573,500 $3,127,000 -
    2008 $1,356,500 $100,000 - $1,447,500 $4,749,500 $7,653,500 -
    2009 $1,707,000 $100,000 - $1,447,500 $7,722,500 $10,977,000 -
    2010 UFA  
    • 2004 Roster Bonus: $1.172 million
    • 2004 Incentive; $283,500
    • 2005 Option Bonus: $7.2375 million
    • 2005 Incentive: $1.9515 million
    • 2006 Incentive: $1.9265 million
    • 2007 Incentive: $851,000
    • 2008 Roster Bonus: $2.95 million
    • 2008 Incentive: $2.077 million
    • 2009 Roster Bonus: $8 million
    • 2008 Extended
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $230,000 $600,000 $1,172,000 - - $283,500 $2,285,500
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $305,000 - - - $7,237,500 $2,367,750 $9,910,250
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $655,500 - - - - $2,342,750 $2,998,250
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $1,006,000 - - - - $573,500 $1,579,500
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $25,200,000 - - - - $27,700,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - $3,000,000 - - - $7,750,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $6,155,882 - - - - - $6,155,882
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - - - - $11,600,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $900,000 - - - - - $11,600,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,600,000 - - - - - $11,600,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $12,100,000 - - - - - $12,100,000
    Est. Earnings $37,202,382 $25,800,000 $4,172,000 - $7,237,500 $5,567,500 $105,279,382
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    04/21/2010 Player contract details by year 4 games $1,894,118 Violating the league's player conduct policy
    $4 $1,894,118
  • 2014 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Ben Roethlisberger ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($18,895,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    AFC: #0
    AFC North: #0
    Pittsburgh Steelers: #0
    Quarterback: #0

    Total Cash ($12,100,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Quarterback: #0

    Average Annual ($14,664,417) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Quarterback: #0