Analysis Big Ben’s New Deal: Details, Comparisons to Other QB’s Published 4 months ago on April 24, 2019 By Donnie Druin 3shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailThe inevitable finally happened on Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Steelers and long-time quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed on a new deal that will ensure Roethlisberger retires in Pittsburgh, as the quarterback is kept under contract through the 2021 season. The deal, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, sees Big Ben get a major pay raise, as the two year extension is worth a total of $68 million. Roethlisberger’s 2019 cap hit will remain the same That’s big money, even in today’s modern NFL where commas seem to grow on trees for paychecks. Yet where does Big Ben’s contract rank among his peers? (All figures/tables courtesy of Spotrac.com) Overall Value In terms of total value, Roethlisberger’s $68 million extension currently qualifies for 15th-best among active quarterbacks. Note that all quarterbacks listed above are on deals lasting three or more years. Roethlisberger’s two year deal after the 2019 season ranks ahead of names like Drew Brees (2 yr, $60 million) and Tom Brady (2 yr, $30 million). Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Base Value The base value of Roethlisberger’s new deal hovers over the $30 million range, coming in at $31.5 million to be precise. This is good enough to land Ben in the top three of average salary for quarterbacks, ranking only behind Russell Wilson ($35 million per year) and Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million per year). Listed below are the top ten quarterbacks in annual salary on their current deals: Guaranteed Money at Signing Roethlisberger’s new deal sees a whopping $67.5 million in guaranteed money. $37.5 million originates from a signing bonus, while another $30 million attributes to injury guarantees, protecting the quarterback should anything devastating happen. Roethlisberger again finds himself near the top of the list, coming in as the fifth highest QB in terms of guaranteed money at signing. Listed below are the four quarterbacks above him: It was unlikely Roethlisberger touched Matt Ryan-like levels of guaranteed money, yet Roethlisberger still made out handsomely thanks to the extra $30 million in injury guarantees. Had that stipulation not been added, Ben would drop all the way down to tie Philip Rivers for 14th-highest in guarantees at $37.5 million. Ben Roethlisberger’s legacy will go down as one of the greatest to ever put on a Steelers uniform. His new deal now cements his legacy has the highest paid Steeler of all-time, as well. While only two years, Roethlisberger’s last contract is indicative of the organization’s feelings towards their quarterback. 3shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Ben RoethlisbergerContract ExtensionfeaturedNFLPittsburgh Steelers Up Next Pittsburgh Steelers 7-round Mock Draft Don't Miss Five Bold Predictions for the Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Players, Coaches from around NFL Attend Darryl Drake’s Funeral Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers3 hours ago James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Analysis4 hours ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers14 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers14 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!