Pittsburgh Steelers: Reasons Ben Roethlisberger Could Have MVP Year

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Reasons Ben Roethlisberger Could Have MVP Year
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The Steelers have plenty of reasons to be excited about next season after a disappointing end to the 2011 season.

The Steelers made a number of progressive moves including the release of overpaid and underused veterans James Farrior, Hines and Aaron Smith.

In the first two rounds of the draft, the Steelers selected Andrew Luck's personal bodyguard offensive guard David DeCastro from Stanford, and the talented Mike Adams, who was willing to do anything to be with the Steelers.

Mike Wallace is back with the team after being "forced" to sign his tender. It's not surprising nobody wanted to pay Wallace $100 million or anger Steelers' management by giving Wallace an offer sheet.

Then there's Pro Bowler Ben Roethlisberger.

Ben hasn't had a healthy or full season in quite awhile and as a result, has missed out on important opportunities to try to claim the title of the NFL's Most Valuable Player award.

The following is a look at how Big Ben might just be able to finally make a claim for the prestigious award.

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