I was curious, so I went through and looked at the biggest cap hit for every team in the NFL. Here's the breakdown: Chandler Jones (OLB) Cards $20.83M Matt Ryan (QB) Falcons $40.912M Ronnie Stanley (T) Ravens $15.25M Tre'Davious White (CB) Bills $14.05M Teddy Bridegwater (QB) Panthers $20M Khalil Mack (OLB) Bears $37.4M Trae Waynes (CB) Bengals $15.8M Odell Beckham, Jr. (WR) Browns $15.75M DeMarcus Lawrence (DE) Cowboys $25M Von Miller (OLB) Broncos $22.225M Jared Goff (QB) Lions $27.825M Aaron Rodgers (QB) Packers $37.572M Laremy Tunsil (LT) Texans $19.4M DeForest Buckner (DT) Colts $17M Andrew Norwell (G) Jags $15M Frank Clark (DE) Chiefs $25.8M Derek Carr (QB) Raiders $22.125M Joey Bosa (DE) Chargers $20.750M Aaron Donald (DT) Rams $27.892M Byron Jones (CB) Dolphins $16.1M Kirk Cousins (QB) Vikings $31M Stephon Gilmore (CB) Pats $15.015M Cameron Jordan (DE) Saints $18.9M James Bradberry (CB) Giants $17.25M Jamison Crowder (WR) Jets $11.375M Carson Wentz (QB) Eagles $34.674M Ben Roethlisberger (QB) Steelers $41.25M Jimmy Garoppolo (QB) 49ers $26.4M Russell Wilson (QB) Seahawks $32M Tom Brady (QB) Bucs $28.375M Ryan Tannehill (QB) Titans $29.5M Alex Smith (QB) Wash $24.4M Ben has the worst cap hit in the entire NFL. Compared to the cap hit, though, his dead cap number is $22.25M. I know the team doesn't want to eat that money, but they just can't pay him that much for next season. He can't be restructured, the only option is an extension. Even if they extend him for a year, spread the cap hit over both years and only pay the league minimum (which say is $2M) for one year, his cap hit is still essentially the same as the dead cap #, but they're on the hook for that number for the next two years. I know he's done a lot for this organization, but the team just can't afford to keep a player making 21.72% of the cap, especially since his ability to push the ball downfield got worse as the year went on. Basically, I feel as though even though the team might say they want Ben, that doesn't mean it's in the cards.