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

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

  1. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    Heinz beat me to it

    How many SBs has Bell been apart of in Pittsburgh?
  2. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Like what? If you have a franchise QB, you're going to pay through the nose or lose him. I only see it getting worse.
  3. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2015
    Yep. Bell and Brown = Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson. Great stats, sh!tload of hype in the media... no rings.
  4. santeesteel


    Oct 17, 2011
    Phillip F...… Rivers: 65M guaranteed over 4 years
  5. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    + 1 it would be a very brave GM that would let a genuine franchise QB walk out the door. There is just too much chance of it blowing up in your face and ruining your legacy.

    That said, we are heading for $40m QB contracts in the next couple of years. At the current cap it will be hard to build the required depth alongside that unless you hit gold in successive drafts. I’d still prefer to have the QB though.
  6. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    I wonder if Ben has made more money from one franchise than any other player in NFL history? He has to be damn close if not #1.
  7. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    According to Business Insider as of January 2019:

    1. Eli Manning
    2. Tom Brady
    3. Aaron Rodgers
    4. Phillip fricken Rivers
    5. Big Ben

    I am referring to money from one franchise & the article did not include this years contracts.

    Eli Manning? Archie produced the two highest paid players in NFL history.
  8. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    I could almost see a 1 player exemption against the cap in the next CBA, player jealousy may get in the way..but current trend there is no way a team can build when one person takes up so much cap space.
  9. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    If one person takes up too much cap space, whose fault is that? It won't be player jealousy that kills this idea, it will be owners that would prefer not to pay more payroll.
  10. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 23, 2011
    For Ben it was different. He delivered 2 SBs in his first 5 seasons. Yes, you pay that man for the rest of his career. I have no problem with that.

    I'm talking about paying the likes of Matt Stafford, Matt Ryan and Jimmy G like they've accomplished something.

    GMs have to have the stones to move these guys and get something big in return rather than just pay them 30M a year to finish out of the playoffs year after year.
  11. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    Devil you know I suppose. Good QB’s are rare and GM’s will always be wary of tailspinning in to a decade of QB purgatory if you let one of these guys go. I’d pay Matt Ryan btw, he’d have a ring if not for some mind boggling play calling at the end of that SB, he is easily a top 10 QB. Falcons have been ravaged by injuries in recent seasons, not his fault.

    The other two have never had a SB roster to work with but yeah, they are overpaid for what they are. Then you have guys like Winston, Mariota and Prescott on their rookie deals and their teams need to make a decision. I can see Prescott getting $25 - $30m. He is not worth that for me, and his contract will hold the team back. They have to pay Elliot and Cooper too, and they just paid Lawrence.

    It’s hard to get the balance exactly right.
  12. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011

    Would you know these players career earnings?

    I am betting very few have been paid over 200 million dollars.
  13. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Brady signed more team friendly deals. That is the one thing I give him credit for and I hate him.:cool:
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  14. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    They apparently pay him millions in fees through his TB12 company though. League have looked at it and found it to be within the rules by all accounts but I wonder if this became commonplace would they shut down this loophole.
  15. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    Always a 'loophole' with Belicheat. Truiy the dark master.
  16. Steelersfan43

    Steelersfan43 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2016
    Ben has won 67% of his games in his career, so it's well spent money especially we can still win with him.

    Ben also won more without Brown or Bell.

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