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Ben Roethlisberger | Quarterback

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 241
College: Miami (OH)
Contract: view contract details

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 11-of-14 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in the team's third preseason game.
Roethlisberger also connected on a 58-yard bomb to Antonio Brown, but Brown pushed off on the play. Roethlisberger was sharp all game and showed his trademark strength shrugging off a Packers linebacker before delivering a strike on the touchdown drive. Roethlisberger is now 14-of-17 for 159 yards and two touchdowns this preseason. Aug 23 - 2:18 PM

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Ben Roethlisberger won’t play in Sunday’s preseason opener.

With Bruce Gradkowski sidelined, Landry Jones will start and could play the entire game. The Steelers plan to rest their starters. Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and Heath Miller are all expected to be held out.

As Steelers training camp opened on Sunday, Ben Roethlisberger told reporters he believes the offense can score "at least 30 points a game" this year.

The Steelers scored a franchise-record 27.2 points per game last year. All five offensive line starters return from a unit Big Ben called "as good as any in the league, and as good as any I’ve ever had." Considering their talent deficiencies on defense, the Steelers may have to score 30-plus points to win more often than not. This offense has mammoth upside in fantasy football.
Jul 26 - 2:05 PM

Ben Roethlisberger suggested that the Steelers' 2015 supporting cast will be the best of his career.

Pittsburgh returns all five offensive line starters, in addition to Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton, and Heath Miller. Under the guidance of OC Todd Haley, Roethlisberger has quietly played the best football of his career, and is coming off career-best statistics. Big Ben is set up for top-five or six fantasy quarterback production in 2015.
Jun 10 - 9:53 PM

Ben Roethlisberger's $31 million signing bonus is the only fully guaranteed money in his new five-year deal.

Roethlisberger's $17.75 million and $12 million salaries in 2016-17 are guaranteed for injury only. He's still extremely likely to collect those full salaries, of course. Injury-only guarantees only become guaranteed in the event of a career-ending issue. Big Ben will collect a $1 million base in 2015, with a $3.25 million roster bonus thrown in.
Mar 16 - 11:42 AM

Ben Roethlisberger's new contract with the Steelers is worth up to $108 million over five years.

The face value is $99 million, but he can earn up to $108 million with escalators. The contract is surprisingly good for Roethlisberger considering how long the financial information took to leak. The face value makes him the fifth highest paid quarterback in the league, and he could end up having the second-highest average behind only Aaron Rodgers if he reaches all the escalators. Roethlisberger is now tied to the Steelers through his age-37 season.
Mar 14 - 9:46 AM

Steelers signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to a new five-year contract.

We're still waiting on monetary details. Roethlisberger's deal was set to expire at the end of 2015. Big Ben is coming off arguably his best NFL season, finishing with the league's third-highest passer rating. 33-year-old Roethlisberger's new contract should allow him to retire with Pittsburgh. It ties him to the Steelers through Roethlisberger's age-37 season.
Mar 13 - 3:39 PM

The Steelers have begun long-term talks with Ben Roethlisberger, and GM Kevin Colbert is "confident" a deal will get done.

Roethlisberger is headed into the final season of his eight-year, $102 million contract. He'll make $11.6 million in 2015. Roethlisberger had an up-and-down 2013, but a career year in 2014. Even with Big Ben going on 33, the Steelers aren't in line for a discount.
Feb 10 - 2:00 PM

Owner Art Rooney II said the team wants to get Ben Roethlisberger's contract extension done as soon as possible.

Ideally, the Steelers will strike a deal with Roethlisberger before March 10 so they don't carry his current $18.4M cap hit into free agency. Coming off a career-best statistical season and still just 32 years old, Big Ben is expected to net a deal worth more than $20M per year in annual base salary.
Jan 22 - 9:27 AM

Ben Roethlisberger will not need offseason knee surgery.

Roethlisberger opted out of the Pro Bowl as a precaution, but his agent confirmed to ESPN he won't need surgery. Big Ben's knee will require rest, but he should be good to go for the Steelers' offseason program. Roethlisberger had the best statistical season of his career in 2014, throwing for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns while completing 67.1 percent of his passes.
Jan 10 - 12:42 PM

Coach Mike Tomlin said Ben Roethlisberger may have an offseason procedure to clean out his knee.

Assuming this is just a scope, Roethlisberger would be fine for the offseason program. He'll turn 33 in March, but has held up reasonably well over the last four seasons (60-of-64 games played). The Steelers are expected to re-sign Big Ben to a multi-year contract extension before his current deal expires following the 2015 season.
Jan 6 - 12:15 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 31-of-45 passes for 334 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Pittsburgh's Wild Card loss to the Ravens.

The Steelers went pass-heavy without Le'Veon Bell, leading to Roethlisberger's 45 attempts. He struggled in the red-zone despite throwing for 334 yards, forcing Pittsburgh to settle for three first-half field goals. Roethlisberger's only touchdown was a five-yard fade to Martavis Bryant. He briefly exited in fourth quarter with a neck/shoulder injury and ended the Steelers comeback by immediately getting intercepted on the first play he returned. Roethlisberger had a career year in 2014, throwing for a league-high 4,952 yards with a 32:9 TD/INT ratio. The Steelers will look to extend him in the offseason.
Jan 3 - 11:52 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-38 passes for 317 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Pittsburgh's 27-17, Week 17 win over the Bengals on Sunday night.

Roethlisberger missed pre-game warmups and briefly went to the locker room in the first quarter due to flu-like symptoms. He was able to take advantage of the Bengals secondary at the short and intermediate levels, with both of his touchdowns coming on impressive plays after the catch by Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Roethlisberger had a career year in 2014, tying Drew Brees for a league-high 4,952 yards with a 32:9 TD/INT ratio. The Steelers clinched the AFC North and will play the Ravens in the first round of the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger isn't on the Week 17 injury report.

Big Ben gave the team a scare last week when he took a leg whip to his right knee ahead of halftime. He headed to the locker room for some treatment, but returned for the second half and finished the game. Roethlisberger is ready to roll for Sunday Night Football against the Bengals with the division on the line.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 09:08:00 AM

The Week 17 Bengals at Steelers game has been flexed to Sunday Night Football on NBC.

The game will decide the AFC North. However, a lot of intrigue could be lost if the Bengals beat the Broncos tonight as that would clinch a playoff berth for Marvin Lewis' bunch. The Steelers already clinched a playoff spot by beating the Chiefs yesterday. Other options for NBC included the Lions at Packers in a game for the NFC North and the Panthers at Falcons for the NFC South crown (along with a playoff spot).
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Michael Vick
3Landry Jones
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Dri Archer
4Josh Harris
5Jawon Chisholm
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Will Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3C.J. Goodwin
4Kenzel Doe
5Brelan Chancellor
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Martavis Bryant
3Sammie Coates
4Tyler Murphy
5Shakim Phillips
WR31Martavis Bryant
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Jesse James
4Ray Hamilton
K1Garrett Hartley