Ben Roethlisberger: The 100 Million Dollar Man

Matt CraigContributor IJanuary 18, 2009


Move over, Lee Majors. There is a new Bionic Man in the world and his name is Ben Roethlisberger

This is to everybody who said Roethlishberger is an overrated quarterback. Yes, the Steelers defense won the game with a late pick six by Troy Polamalu, but Roethlishberger made big plays in the AFC Championship game by—guess what—"holding on to the ball too long".

Roethlisberger might be one of the toughest S.O.B.s in the National Football League.

The guy comes back from a motorcycle accident and emergency surgery; granted that was a couple of years ago, but that is still tough to come back from and start games. This year, Roethlisberger took a hell of a beating and came back from a spinal concussion to have an awesome postseason. Even in the AFC Championship he was down in the locker room entrance getting looked at, but came back to finish the game.

Roethlisberger had a great post season. During the San Diego game he went 17/26 for 181 yards, a touchdown, and was only sacked one time. For the AFC Championship he was 16/33 for 255 yards, a touchdown, and sacked 4 times. However, it could have been much more—Roethlishberger should have two touchdowns but Limas Sweed can not catch the ball.

Roethlisberger created plays with his scrambling and finding open receivers. Roethlisberger proved he is Big Ben. If Roethlisberger finishes strong and wins the Super Bowl, he will have definitely earned his paycheck. 

Overrated no more. 

One side note: who said its hard to beat a team three times in one season?

Two weeks until Super Bowl XLIII, what a game that will be.