Ben Roethlisberger

Quarterback Age: 33 Exp: 11 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2004 College: Miami (OH)
  • Current Contract

    Ben Roethlisberger signed a 4 year, $87,400,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $31,000,000 signing bonus, $31,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $21,850,000. In 2015, Roethlisberger will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a signing bonus of $31,000,000 and a roster bonus of $3,250,000. Roethlisberger has a cap hit of $17,245,000 while his dead money value is $37,795,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $87,400,000
    Signing Bonus $31,000,000
    Average Salary $21,850,000
    Guaranteed $31,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2015 Contract details by year $1,000,000 $6,200,000 $3,250,000 $6,795,000 $17,245,000 $37,795,000
    2016 Contract details by year $17,750,000 $6,200,000 - - $23,950,000 $24,800,000
    2017 Contract details by year $12,000,000 $6,200,000 - - $18,200,000 $18,600,000
    2018 Contract details by year $12,000,000 $6,200,000 $5,000,000 - $23,200,000 $12,400,000
    2019 Contract details by year $12,000,000 $6,200,000 $5,000,000 - $23,200,000 $6,200,000
    2020 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Per a Source: Annual salaries will be split in partial roster bonuses,  not yet identified
    • $31M fully guaranteed (Signing Bonus)
    • 2016-17 salaries  ($29.75M) guaranteed for injury only
    • Incentives: $9M (2018-19 escalators)

    Previous Contracts

    2008-2015

    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
    2008 $2,500,000 $4,300,000 - $1,447,500 - $8,247,500 -
    2009 $4,750,000 $4,300,000 $3,000,000 $1,447,500 - $13,497,500 -
    2010 $6,155,882 $4,200,000 - - - $10,355,882 -
    2011 $6,000,000 $4,200,000 - - $1,120,000 $11,320,000 -
    2012 $900,000 $4,200,000 - - $3,795,000 $8,895,000 -
    2013 $2,600,000 $4,200,000 - - $6,795,000 $13,595,000 $24,585,000
    2014 $12,100,000 - - - $6,795,000 $18,895,000 $13,590,000
    2015 $11,600,000 - - - $6,795,000 $18,395,000 $6,795,000
    2016 Free agent year UFA  
    • $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

     

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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure 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 - - - $5,600,000 - - $11,600,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $900,000 - - - $10,700,000 - - $11,600,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,600,000 - - - $9,000,000 - - $11,600,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $12,100,000 - - - - - - $12,100,000
    Est. Earnings (11 seasons) $37,202,382 $25,800,000 $4,172,000 - $25,300,000 $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
  • 2015 Player Rankings

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

     

    Cap Hit ($17,245,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    AFC: #0
    AFC North: #0
    Pittsburgh Steelers: #0
    Quarterback: #0

    Total Cash ($35,250,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Quarterback: #0

    Average Annual ($21,850,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Quarterback: #0