The Worlds Highest Paid Athletes
Total Earnings: $48.9 million
Salary/Winnings: $46.4 million
Endorsements: $2.5 million
Roethlisberger signed a four year, $87.4 million extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers in March that included a $31 million signing bonus. He posted career highs for passing yards and touchdown passes in 2014. Last year, Roethlisberger also became the first player to throw for 500 yards in two different games, as well as the first player to record six touchdowns in consecutive games.