Breakdown Of Contract Numbers For Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey

Thanks to the contract numbers passed along by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, we now know what all of the yearly cap charges will be for Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who signed a five-year extension on Thursday.

As  previously noted, Pouncey’s 2014 cap charge in 2014 is $5,000,625 and that’s $263,375 less than it was originally scheduled to be prior to the extension. $1,400,625 of that number is left over signing bonus amortization from Pouncey’s rookie contract.

We’ve already discussed Pouncey’s roster bonuses that he’s due in 2015 and 2016 and both of those amounts aren’t guaranteed until the 5th day of that particular league year. Baring something totally unforeseen, Pouncey will collect $26.5 million through the first three years of his deal.

Pouncey’s highest cap charge will occur in 2017 and that number is $10.1 million. After the 2018 season, there will be no dead money associated with Pouncey as long as his contract isn’t restructured prior to then. If a restructure were to happen, 2017 would likely be the year it is done in.


  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Dave. Just wanted to say thank you for your excellent work, especially when it comes to players contracts and salary cap issues. IMO, you’re the best Steelers source on the internet for that type of comprehensive info. Gracias.

  • Ike Evans

    I concur

  • CuldesacBill

    Absolutely! The people who follow this site are the best informed Steelers fans there are. Thanks again, Dave.

  • Zach

    thanks for the great job, Dave. I see a possible restructure in year 3 since 9.6 Mil is a heck of a cap hit for a center (unless he becomes the next Darmonti Dawson).

  • srdan

    The NFL is everchanging. RBs were considered a hot commodity years ago and now they seldom get selected in the first round. ILBs were considered a wasted pick not long ago in the first round and now they are prized to be able to cover freak TEs and RBs. I think centers are like ILBs. Tehy are making a comeback. They anchor OLs as defensive schemes and blitzes getmore complex. Also an athletic center lets you exploit some Dlineman that don’t move well laterally. I don’t think its a fluke what Mack and Pouncey got paid.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Good point. With the surge of penetrating DT’s getting drafted, you’ve got to have solid protection up the middle.

    And it’s not just having a big strong guy who can iso block them. Your center has to be very intelligent. And quick. Know when to double team. And know when to release.

    My favorite thing about Pouncey is his ability to track down and block those ILB’s on the move. Now that we finally have a RB who can take advantage of that, we’ll see his true value.


    I like that they are using roster bonuses to make the prorated signing bonus smaller. If he turns into the next Woodley there is less dead money.

  • Steelers12328882

    It’s not even a close 2nd.