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He doesn't throw too many touchdowns yet he still finds a way to win games
Ben Roethlisberger has proven to the world that throwing touchdown passes isn't the only way to win games.
Instead, he wins games by sheer determination and consistency.
He has only had one season in which he threw more interceptions than touchdowns and it's clearly the worst statistical season that he's had in his career.
Other than one rough season, he's been the model for consistency. He hasn't thrown more than 15 interceptions in a season. His career passing percentage is at 63 percent and he has a career quarterback rating of 92.0.
The inverse of not making his mistakes is that he doesn't put up throwing numbers that would warrant as one of the best quarterback in the league discussion. He hasn't thrown less than 17 touchdowns, but also hasn't thrown more than 32 touchdowns in a season.
The problem is that people see these numbers and automatically write him off as a regular player and nothing special. That doesn't work because he is the perfect example of how you manage a game and get the win.
That's practically the definition of the quarterback position.
Nowadays it's "cool" to put up big numbers and flashy plays—both areas of the game that Roethlisberger doesn't specialize in. He focuses on getting the win and he does anything necessary for that to happen.
Being a consistent player means more than putting up big numbers, and it's another reason as to why Roethlisberger is an elite quarterback.