Big Ben Above Brady on NFL.com’s Top QB Ranking
“Finally”! Finally someone with enough sense to recognize pure talent over cheating, and giving a decorated NFL player his credit due.
Around The NFL Editor, Gregg Rosenthal has placed Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger at #2 on the list of 32 quarterback league. One below a proven Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay, and more importantly one above documented liar and cheater, Tom Brady. Something that has been evident to everyone other than the jock riding media and Patriots fans alike.
This is the Quarterback Index. After four weeks, we’ll rank the quarterbacks solely based on this year’s play. While collecting evidence in the meantime, the rankings below are based on one question: What QB would you want running your team for the rest of the season?
The Big Three
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Ben Roethlisberger
3. Tom Brady*
Roethlisberger is playing the best football of his constantly underrated NFL career. The Steelers offense has racked up more yards than any team in the league despite missing Le’Veon Bell(returning this Sunday vs. St. Louis Rams), Martavis Bryant(returning in week 5) and Maurkice Pouncey(undetermined return). So just imagine his production once all three plus the rest of the offense is on the field..”healthy”.
Last Sunday’s performance against the 49ers was one of the best games Roethlisberger has played, minus his back-to-back six touchdown outings last season versus the Indianapolis Colts throwing for 522 yards, and adding another 340 to a half dozen TDs against the Baltimore Ravens the following week. Setting an NFL record of 6×2. But that was last season.
Roethlisberger is the best deep ball thrower in the league. Through two weeks, he’s completed 10 passes that traveled at least 20 yards in the air. That’s double the total of any other quarterback. It’s insane that the six plays below happened in the same game, one in which he only threw 27 passes.
So congratulations, Ben Roethlisberger. And Kudos to you, Gregg Rosenthal..for finally recognizing a player with true talent unmatched by most. And bypassing the media’s need to crown cheaters in the NFL.