Ben Roethlisberger

Quarterback

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $23,200,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 11.14%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $17,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 11.86%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.73
  • Total Contract Value: $87,400,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $21,850,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/25 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $34,250,000
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 241
  • College: Miami (Ohio)
  • Accrued Seasons: 15
  • 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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2015 33 $1,000,000 $3,250,000 $12,995,000 $3,250,000 $0 $0 $17,245,000 12.0%
2016 34 $17,750,000 $6,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $23,950,000 15.4%
2017 35 $12,000,000 $6,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $18,200,000 10.9%
2018 36 $12,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,200,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $23,200,000 13.1%
2019 37 $12,000,000 $6,200,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $23,200,000 12.2%
Total $54,750,000 $37,795,000 $13,250,000 $0 $0 $105,795,000
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Career Earnings: $186,724,382
Career APY: $12,448,292
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

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Steelers Drafted Renegotiated 2004 6 $25,219,500 $4,203,250 $9,009,500 $16,218,500 64.3% $4,054,625
Steelers Extension Renegotiated 2008 6 $87,986,500 $14,664,417 $33,200,000 $88,505,882 100.6% $12,643,697
Steelers Extension Active 2015 4 $87,400,000 $21,850,000 $34,250,000 $82,000,000 93.8% $20,500,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Steelers 15 $186,724,382 $12,448,292 $180,240,882 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2004 Steelers $230,000 $6,000,000 $100,000 $1,172,000 $0 $0 $1,502,000 1.9% $2,002,000
2005 Steelers $305,000 $9,000,000 $1,963,750 $0 $0 $1,951,500 $4,220,250 4.9% $9,494,000
2006 Steelers $655,500 $1,963,750 $0 $0 $1,926,500 $4,545,750 4.5% $2,582,000
2007 Steelers $1,006,000 $1,270,000 $0 $0 $851,000 $3,127,000 2.9% $2,140,500
2008 Steelers $2,500,000 $5,470,000 $0 $0 $0 $7,970,000 6.9% $27,700,000
2009 Steelers $4,750,000 $5,470,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $13,220,000 10.7% $7,750,000
2010 Steelers $8,050,000 $4,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $10,355,882 -- $6,155,882
2011 Steelers $6,000,000 $5,320,000 $0 $0 $0 $11,320,000 9.4% $11,600,000
2012 Steelers $900,000 $7,995,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,895,000 7.4% $11,600,000
2013 Steelers $2,600,000 $10,995,000 $0 $0 $0 $13,595,000 11.1% $11,600,000
2014 Steelers $12,100,000 $6,795,000 $0 $0 $0 $18,895,000 14.2% $12,100,000
2015 Steelers $1,000,000 $3,250,000 $12,995,000 $3,250,000 $0 $0 $17,245,000 12.0% $35,250,000
2016 Steelers $17,750,000 $6,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $23,950,000 15.4% $17,750,000
2017 Steelers $12,000,000 $6,200,000 $0 $0 $0 $18,200,000 10.9% $12,000,000
2018 Steelers $12,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,200,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $23,200,000 13.1% $17,000,000
2019 Steelers $12,000,000 $6,200,000 $5,000,000 $0 $0 $23,200,000 12.2% $17,000,000
Total $93,846,500 $89,337,500 $17,422,000 $0 $4,729,000 $203,440,882   $203,724,382

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Passing Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special Comp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRating AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2011 15 93.2% 0.0%324/51363.2%407721144090.131702.3085
2012 13 78.2% 0.0%284/44963.3%32652683097.026923.5063
2013 16 100.0% 0.0%375/58464.2%426128144292.027993.7196
2014 16 99.4% 0.0%408/60867.1%495232933103.333270.8095
2015 12 73.8% 0.0%319/46968%393821162094.515291.9020
2016 14 85.0% 0.0%328/50964.4%381929131795.416140.9182
2017 15 93.7% 0.0%360/56164.2%425128142193.428471.7031
2018 16 97.3% 0.2%452/67567%512934162496.531983.2372

Financial Reports

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