Ben Roethlisberger

Quarterback

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $23,200,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 12.81%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $17,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 9.76%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.73
  • Total Contract Value: $87,400,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $21,850,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/39 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $34,250,000
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 241
  • College: Miami (Ohio)
  • Accrued Seasons: 14
  • Entry: 2004 Draft, Round 1, #11 overall (Steelers)
  • Year Signed: 2015
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Ben Roethlisberger signed a 4 year contract extension with the Steelers on March 13, 2015. Details of the contract are based primarily on a report by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. According to Bouchette, Roethlisberger received a $31 million signing bonus. The first three years of the contract are guaranteed for injury which is where the reported $65 million in guarantees comes from. $9 million in escalators are available in the final two contract years. The new contract saved the Steelers about $1.15 million in 2015 cap space.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201533$1,000,000 $3,250,000$12,995,000$3,250,000$0$0$17,245,00012.0%
201634$17,750,000$6,200,000$0$0$0$23,950,00015.4%
201735$12,000,000$6,200,000$0$0$0$18,200,00010.9%
201836$12,000,000 $5,000,000$6,200,000$5,000,000$0$0$23,200,00013.1%
201937$12,000,000$6,200,000$5,000,000$0$0$23,200,00012.2%
Total$54,750,000$37,795,000$13,250,000$0$0$105,795,000
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Career Earnings: $169,724,382
Career APY: $12,123,170
Potential Earnings: $203,724,382
Total Guarantees: $76,459,500
Largest Cash Payment: $35,250,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $23,950,000 (2016)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedRenegotiated20046$25,219,500$4,203,250$16,218,50064.3%$4,054,625
SteelersExtensionRenegotiated20086$87,986,500$14,664,417$88,505,882100.6%$12,643,697
SteelersExtensionActive20154$87,400,000$21,850,000$65,000,00074.4%$21,666,667
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers14$169,724,382$12,123,170$157,040,8820.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %Cash Due
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2004Steelers$230,000 $6,000,000$100,000$1,172,000$0$0$1,502,0001.9%$2,002,000
2005Steelers$305,000 $9,000,000$1,963,750$0$0$1,951,500$4,220,2504.9%$9,494,000
2006Steelers$655,500$1,963,750$0$0$1,926,500$4,545,7504.5%$2,582,000
2007Steelers$1,006,000$1,270,000$0$0$851,000$3,127,0002.9%$2,140,500
2008Steelers$2,500,000$5,470,000$0$0$0$7,970,0006.9%$27,700,000
2009Steelers$4,750,000$5,470,000$3,000,000$0$0$13,220,00010.7%$7,750,000
2010Steelers$8,050,000$4,200,000$0$0$0$10,355,882--$6,155,882
2011Steelers$6,000,000$5,320,000$0$0$0$11,320,0009.4%$11,600,000
2012Steelers$900,000$7,995,000$0$0$0$8,895,0007.4%$11,600,000
2013Steelers$2,600,000$10,995,000$0$0$0$13,595,00011.1%$11,600,000
2014Steelers$12,100,000$6,795,000$0$0$0$18,895,00014.2%$12,100,000
2015Steelers$1,000,000 $3,250,000$12,995,000$3,250,000$0$0$17,245,00012.0%$35,250,000
2016Steelers$17,750,000$6,200,000$0$0$0$23,950,00015.4%$17,750,000
2017Steelers$12,000,000$6,200,000$0$0$0$18,200,00010.9%$12,000,000
2018Steelers$12,000,000 $5,000,000$6,200,000$5,000,000$0$0$23,200,00013.1%$17,000,000
2019Steelers$12,000,000$6,200,000$5,000,000$0$0$23,200,00012.2%$17,000,000
Total$93,846,500$89,337,500$17,422,000$0$4,729,000$203,440,882 $203,724,382

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20111593.2%0.0%324/51363.2%407721144090.131702.3085
20121378.2%0.0%284/44963.3%32652683097.026923.5063
201316100.0%0.0%375/58464.2%426128144292.027993.7196
20141699.4%0.0%408/60867.1%495232933103.333270.8095
20151273.8%0.0%319/46968%393821162094.515291.9020
20161485.0%0.0%328/50964.4%381929131795.416140.9182
20171593.7%0.0%360/56164.2%425128142193.428471.7031
20181396.7%0.3%366/54667%422728131897.424943.9362

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average