Ben Roethlisberger is leaving his football career in 2022.
He was born in Ohio and played for the Miami Redhawks during his college career.
Big Ben began his pro-football debut with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004.
He was the 11th pick of the 2004 NFL Draft. Coming from the Miami Redhawks, Roethlisberger signed a 6-year deal with Pittsburgh for $22 million.
During his first year, Big Ben obtained a 15-1 record, and hot 17 passing touchdowns.
He was the first rookie QB awarded with Rookie of the Year in the history of the NFL.
Ben Roethlisberger won two Superbowls with his only team, the Steelers.
In 2005, the Steelers defeated Seattle 21-10, hebecame the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history at the age of 23.
In 2007, Big Ben played in his first Pro Bowl. In 2008, Ben signed a new contract with the Steelers and stated that he plans to retire playing in Pittsburgh.
During, the Pittsburgh won their second Super Bowl with Big Ben in command by a score of 27-23 against the Cardinals.
However, in 2010 Green Bay defeated Pittsburgh 31-25, losing the XLV Superbowl against Aaron Rodgers.
Big Ben’s Net Worth
Ben Roethlisberger’s net worth is calculated as $100 million.
Big Ben began his NFL career with a six-year contract worth $22,260 million, averaging $3.7 million per year.
In 2008, the Steelers extended another six years and raised the contract to $87.9 million, a signing bonus of $25 million.
Big Ben’s wage increased from less than $4 million to $14.6 million annually.
Roethlisberger expired the whole contract, and in 2015 he signed another extension of $21.8 million per year until 2019.
In the last two years of his career (2019-2021), the Pittsburgh Steelers are paying $34 million annually to Roethlisberger, earning an additional $37 million as a signing bonus.
The Pittsburgh Steelers need to win and wait for a combination of results to qualify for the NFL postseason. In case the Steelers don’t qualify for the playoffs, Big Ben would be playing his last NFL match against the Baltimore Ravens.