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Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger finalize three-year deal, per sources

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by uncblue012, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2017

    Numbers to come.
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  2. mcam

    mcam Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2017
    Great news for the black and gold
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  3. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2017
    Three years is a perfect deal, too.
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  4. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2017
  5. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    Hopefully two high level years left and with the third we have the future QB on board and Ben is backup year 3.
  6. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2012
    Depending on how the CBA negotiations go Ben may not stick around for that 3rd year. They could be locked out or on strike, either way ben has no reason to stick it out.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
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  7. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2015
    When are the numbers gonna be released? Need to know cap hit, signing bonus, etc.
  8. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2012
    Probably get the numbers later on in the week but SB nation wrote this:

    His new deal is expected to pay him in the region of $30 million a year.

    Contract numbers have yet to be released, but we will be sure to update this post once they become available. However, given the length of the extension, fans should not expect to see much in the way of cap savings in 2019, with the new contract quite likely using up a bit more of their existing cap space this year than originally scheduled.
  9. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Rapoport is reporting it to be 30 million a year.
  10. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello

    Oct 26, 2011
    Fake news. It can’t be true. I keep reading on this very site that the Steelers are cheap.

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  11. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    So, I guess the plan is for Ben to retire with 5 rings then :hmm:
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  12. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2017
  13. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Dream on, you damned Patriots fan! The real plan is for Ben to sign another 2 year extension in 2021so he can retire with 7 rings to match his uniform numbers. Then we can all b*tch about the shortsighted decision to give him the number 7 as a rookie as opposed you giving him number 14.
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  14. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    That’s a lot more than I was expecting tbh. Steelers had to pay whatever it took but I thought they’d settle well below $30m

    Hope it works out for him and the team
  15. Go 'lers

    Go 'lers Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2015
    We can't expect the next 3 year's to be all-world from Roethlisberger but last season was his best yet. The Super Bowl window is still opened and with a lot less drama.
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  16. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    The league CBU contract will determine a lot in that 3rd year, but why, if Ben has 2 productive years would they pay him 30 million to be a back up? Likely that 3rd year has no guarantees (except for a roster bonus). A lot can happen in these 2 years, but I seriously doubt they pay ben to sit on the bench.
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  17. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    You cannot pay him franchise QB money to sit on the bench. He may well retire after year two depending on how things go.

    I am glad they have come to terms but if you are trying to build a championship roster it’s going to be difficult when your QB is taking that much money. That’s going to cost another good player a place on the roster. I was naively expecting him to take a somewhat team friendly deal. He has every right to negotiate for what he can though, it’s a business after all.
  18. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 23, 2011
    Ben has largely been underpaid vs his peers relative to his success. He's not alone either. Largely Brady and Brees have never been the highest paid while other QBs with so few accomplishments have hauled in more.

    It sounds really high, but unfortunately 31 million a year is the going price now.
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  19. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Wait you mean you can get a contract extension with a lot of new money and I mean a lot, with out throwing your coach and teammates under the bus, being a social media pariah and engaging in a scorched earth campaign? This is totally new information!
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  20. Jim90

    Jim90 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Great 3 more years of losing and overpaid for leftovers, so now they cant sign any real names for the D. Happy Groundhog Day!!
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  21. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    How is this possible? Ben is a terrible teammate, has no leadership skills, he never came to my kids birthday party, and he wiped his ass on the curtains in the guest bathroom. WTF.
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  22. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    While this isn't cheap why do the Steelers always try to hide how much they are paying Ben? They did this last contract extension too. Every other team happily discloses this.
  23. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    I don't know why any team discloses what they pay their players. Its really none of our business. I know i wouldn't be happy if my employer broadcast to the world how much I'm paid.
  24. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    1. Ben has never had a losing season.
    2. The Steelers have never signed big name free agents.
  25. Da_Cranberry

    Da_Cranberry Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2018
    That is a lot of money......... I'm not liking 30 mil a year for anyone.

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