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Ben Roethlisberger

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Steelers, QB Age: 39-361d Exp: 17 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2004 College: Miami (OH) Agent(s): Rep 1 Sports

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  • Current Contract

    Ben Roethlisberger signed a 1 year, $14,000,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $12,950,000 signing bonus, $12,950,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $14,000,000. In 2021, Roethlisberger will earn a base salary of $1,075,000 and a signing bonus of $12,950,000, while carrying a cap hit of $25,915,000 and a dead cap value of $35,200,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $14,000,000
    Signing Bonus $12,950,000
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Total Guarantees $12,950,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $12,950,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 39 $1,075,000 $15,090,000 $9,750,000 $25,915,000 $35,200,000 $14,025,000($14,025,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $35,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,285,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $35,200,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-9,285,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $24,840,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,360,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,075,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $24,840,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,360,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,075,000
    2022 Contract details by year 40 - $2,590,000 - $10,360,000 $10,360,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $10,360,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $10,360,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $10,360,000 2022 Cap Savings: $10,360,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $10,360,000 2022 Cap Savings: $10,360,000
    2023 Contract details by year 41 - $2,590,000 - $2,590,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0
    2024 Contract details by year 42 - $2,590,000 - $2,590,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0
    2025 Contract details by year 43 - $2,590,000 - $2,590,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0
    2022 Free Agent Year 44 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Signing bonus prorates over 5 years, the last 4 voidable
    • Contract will automatically void after 2021, leaving behind $10.36M of dead cap
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2021

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $68,000,000
    Signing Bonus $37,500,000
    Average Salary $34,000,000
    Total Guarantees $37,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $37,500,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2015-2019

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $87,400,000
    Signing Bonus $31,000,000
    Average Salary $21,850,000
    Total Guarantees $31,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $31,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2008-2015

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $87,986,500
    Signing Bonus $25,200,000
    Average Salary $14,664,417
    Total Guarantees $33,200,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $25,200,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA

    2004-2009Entry Level

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $22,260,000
    Signing Bonus $600,000
    Average Salary $3,710,000
    Total Guarantees $5,860,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2010 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    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
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $31,000,000 $3,250,000 - - - $7,482 $35,257,482
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $17,750,000 - - - - - - $17,750,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - - - - - $12,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $17,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $32,500,000 $5,000,000 - - - - $40,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $5,000,000 - - $19,500,000 - - $26,000,000
    17 seasons $83,952,382 $94,300,000 $17,422,000 - $44,800,000 $7,237,500 $5,574,982 $253,286,864
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,075,000 $12,950,000 - - - - - $14,025,000
    $85,027,382 $107,250,000 $17,422,000 - $44,800,000 $7,237,500 $5,574,982 $267,311,864
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    17 seasons Player Cash Earnings $83,952,382 $94,300,000 $17,422,000 - $44,800,000 $7,237,500 $5,574,982 $253,286,864
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/04/2019, $5,000

      Uniform Violation (apple watch) against Cincinnati (CIN)


    • Player contract details by year 04/21/2010, 4 games, $1,894,118

      Violating the league's player conduct policy


    • TOTAL: $1,899,118

  • Transactions

    Mar 4 2021Signed a 1 year $14 million contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Mar 20 2020Converted $19.5M of 2020 salary & bonus to signing bonus clearing $9.5M of cap space with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Oct 4 2019Fined $5,000 Uniform Violation (apple watch) against Cincinnati (CIN)
    Apr 24 2019Signed a 2 year $68 million contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Mar 13 2015Signed a 4 year $87.4M extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Feb 28 2013Restructured 2013 base salary from $11.6 million to $2.6 million with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Feb 23 2012Pittsburgh (PIT) restructured contract decreasing 2012 salary to $700,000
    Mar 3 2008Signed an 6 year $87.9 million extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Aug 3 2004Signed a 6 year $22.26 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 20 2004Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 1 (#11 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 PIT 15 15 15 1010 97.8 608 399 65.6 3803 253.53 33 10 94.07 25 11 0 5 267.22
    2019 PIT 2 2 2 98 9.6 62 35 56.5 351 175.50 0 1 65.99 1 7 0 1 12.74
    2018 PIT 16 16 16 1087 97.3 675 452 67 5129 320.56 34 16 96.46 31 98 3 7 340.86
    2017 PIT 15 15 15 1038 93.7 561 360 64.2 4251 283.40 28 14 93.37 28 47 0 3 260.74
    2016 PIT 14 14 14 921 85.0 509 328 64.4 3819 272.79 29 13 95.4 16 14 1 8 252.16
    2015 PIT 12 12 11 794 73.9 469 319 68 3938 328.17 21 16 94.46 15 29 0 2 214.12
    2014 PIT 16 16 16 1106 99.4 608 408 67.1 4952 309.50 32 9 103.32 32 27 0 9 306.18
    2013 PIT 16 16 16 1052 100.0 584 375 64.2 4261 266.31 28 14 91.99 26 99 1 8 260.84
    2012 PIT 13 13 13 834 78.2 449 284 63.3 3265 251.15 26 8 96.97 26 92 0 6 223.8
    2011 PIT 16 15 15 513 324 63.2 4077 271.80 21 14 90.1 31 70 0 8 216.08
    2010 PIT 12 12 12 389 240 61.7 3200 266.67 17 5 96.98 33 176 2 6 211.6
    2009 PIT 15 15 15 506 337 66.6 4328 288.53 26 12 100.47 40 82 2 7 267.32
    2008 PIT 16 16 16 469 281 59.9 3301 206.31 17 15 80.1 34 101 2 14 177.44
    2007 PIT 15 15 15 404 264 65.3 3154 210.27 32 11 104.13 35 204 2 9 260.56
    2006 PIT 15 15 15 469 280 59.7 3513 234.20 18 23 75.4 32 98 2 5 184.32
    Totals 208 207 206 7,940 - 7,275 4,686 64.4 55,342 267.35 362 181 - 405 1,155 15 98 3,455.98