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Official Breakdown Of New Ben Roethlisberger Contract

We now have more clarity as to what the structure of the contract given Friday to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks like thanks to numbers released Monday morning by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Several of the numbers match earlier media reports as Roethlisberger did receive a $31 million signing bonus as part of his new deal. While we still don’t know the roster bonus and base salary breakdown in each of the five years, Bouchette gives the totals earned in each and that’s good enough.

Based on Bouchette’s numbers, Roethlisberger will have a cap charge of $17.245 million in 2015, which is now $1.15 million less than it was originally scheduled to be.

Roethlisberger’s 2016 cap charge jumps to $23.95 million in 2016 and it will dip back down to 18.2 million in 2017.

Roethlisberger will earn $35.425 million in 2015 and $53.175 million over the first two years.

We still don’t know what the escalators are in the new deal, but we will make sure to pass those along as soon as we do.

YEAR BASE SALARY ROSTER BONUS SIGNING BONUS PREVIOUS BONUS CAP CHARGE
2015 $1,000,000 $3,250,000 $6,200,000 $6,795,000 $17,245,000
2016 $17,750,000 $0.00 $6,200,000 $0.00 $23,950,000
2017 $12,000,000 $0.00 $6,200,000 $0.00 $18,200,000
2018 $12,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,200,000 $0.00 $23,200,000
2019 $12,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,200,000 $0.00 $23,200,000
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