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Roethlisberger gets more than $36 million in guarantees in new deal

Updated: March 3, 2008, 5:43 PM ET
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have agreed to a new eight-year, $102 million contract.

The contract, which includes more than $36 million in guarantees and is easily the largest in team history, places Roethlisberger among the game's highest-paid players. In comparison, Peyton Manning received a $34.5 million signing bonus in his big deal and Michael Vick received $37 million in guarantees from the Falcons in his mega deal.

Roethlisberger now joins Manning, ...

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