One thing that never seems to make the big headlines has happened again this offseason to the Steelers, that being they have a quarterback who is always willing to help the team in terms of money.
Roethlisberger helped the Steelers clear salary cap space Friday, as they restructured the contract of the quarterback.
Big Ben signed a new three-year, $80 million contract in April. The quarterback has shown great poise over the last few seasons always getting a deal done without drama and taking it to the newspapers.
The other Steelers that have redone their deals this offseason include tight end Vance McDonald, cornerbacks Joe Haden and Steven Nelson and kicker Chris Boswell.
They had their base salaries for 2020 converted into signing bonuses, allowing the Steelers to push their cap money into future seasons.
The Steelers have restructured the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the fifth player to rework his deal that has allowed the team to shave approximately $20 million from the salary cap, the Post-Gazette has been told. Roethlisberger signed a new three-year, $80 million contract in April.
The 38-year-old QB is comin
Roethlisberger, 38, signed a two-year contract extension worth $68 million last year, and his cap charge for the 2020 season was set to be a whopping $33.5 million.
He was due an $8.5 million base salary along with a $12.5 million prorated bonus and a $12.5 million roster bonus this year. To free up space, the Steelers can move some of that bonus to the 2021 season.
The details of Roethlisberger’s restructure weren’t immediately available, but the move was one of a handful made to give the cap-strapped Steelers more flexibility.
The Steelers also restructured the contract of cornerback Joe Haden, a source told ESPN, moving to guarantee his contract this year to create cap room.
According to reports from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers also restructured the contracts of tight end Vance McDonald, kicker Chris Boswell and cornerback Steve Nelson.
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