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Ben Roethlisberger

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Quarterback Age: 38 Exp: 16 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2004 College: Miami (OH) Agent(s): Rep 1 Sports

Steelers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Ben Roethlisberger signed a 2 year, $68,000,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $37,500,000 signing bonus, $37,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $34,000,000. In 2020, Roethlisberger will earn a base salary of $1,500,000, a signing bonus of $5,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $19,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $23,750,000 and a dead cap value of $44,500,000.

    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 37 $2,500,000 $18,700,000 $5,000,000 - $26,200,000 $43,700,000 $40,000,000($40,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $43,700,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-17,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $43,700,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-17,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $18,700,000 2020 Dead Cap: $25,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $7,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $18,700,000 2020 Dead Cap: $25,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $7,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 38 $1,500,000 $12,500,000 - $9,750,000 $23,750,000 $44,500,000 $26,000,000($66,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $44,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-20,750,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $44,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-20,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $22,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $22,250,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $22,250,000 2021 Dead Cap: $22,250,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,500,000

    Potential Out: 2021, 2 yr, $66,000,000; $22,250,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 39 $4,000,000 $12,500,000 $15,000,000 $9,750,000 $41,250,000 $22,250,000 $19,000,000($85,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $19,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $22,250,000 2021 Cap Savings: $19,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,250,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $19,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $22,250,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $19,000,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 40 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $16M of 2020 salary & bonus guaranteed for injury
    • $14M of 2021 salary & bonus guaranteed for injury
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $12.5M (3/20/2020)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $15M (3rd league day of 2021)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    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
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    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
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    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
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards 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
    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
    16 seasons $82,452,382 $89,300,000 $17,422,000 - $25,300,000 $7,237,500 $5,574,982 $227,286,864
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $5,000,000 - - $19,500,000 - - $26,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - $15,000,000 - - - - $19,000,000
    $87,952,382 $94,300,000 $32,422,000 - $44,800,000 $7,237,500 $5,574,982 $272,286,864
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    16 seasons Player Cash Earnings $82,452,382 $89,300,000 $17,422,000 - $25,300,000 $7,237,500 - $227,286,864
  • 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 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)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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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
    2019 PIT 2 2 2 98 0.778 62 35 56.5 351 175.50 0 1 65.99 1 7 0 1 12.74
    2018 PIT 16 16 16 1087 0.973 675 452 67 5129 320.56 34 16 96.46 31 98 3 7 340.86
    2017 PIT 15 15 15 1038 0.937 561 360 64.2 4251 283.40 28 14 93.37 28 47 0 3 260.74
    2016 PIT 14 14 14 921 0.850 509 328 64.4 3819 272.79 29 13 95.4 16 14 1 8 252.16
    2015 PIT 12 12 11 794 0.739 469 319 68 3938 328.17 21 16 94.46 15 29 0 2 214.12
    2014 PIT 16 16 16 1106 0.994 608 408 67.1 4952 309.50 32 9 103.32 32 27 0 9 306.18
    2013 PIT 16 16 16 1052 1.000 584 375 64.2 4261 266.31 28 14 91.99 26 99 1 8 260.84
    2012 PIT 13 13 13 834 0.782 449 284 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 193 192 191 6,930 - 6,667 4,287 64.3 51,539 268.43 329 171 - 380 1,144 15 93 3,188.76