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Pittsburgh Steelers: 4 Reasons Big Ben Should Be Considered an Elite QB
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Ben Roethlisberger is in the same league as Peyton Manning

Ben Roethlisberger is an elite quarterback in the NFL.

There it is.

The first sentence may have rubbed people the wrong way, but there's nothing that can be said to dispute it. Roethlisberger is one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

It's only fair that I give you my list of the top five quarterbacks in the league before going any further:

  1. Tom Brady
  2. Aaron Rodgers
  3. Drew Brees
  4. Peyton Manning
  5. Ben Roethlisberger

Being on the list of the five best quarterbacks in the NFL means that you need to be considered as an elite quarterback. It's really that simple.

Simple wouldn't be any fun though, so let's go ahead and complicate Roethlisberger's position on this list a bit by giving four examples that demonstrate how he has what it takes to be among the elite.

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