There have been few players as good as Ben Roethlisberger this year for the Steelers. He is off to one of the best starts of his career and appears to be getting better as the team continues to adjust to Todd Haley’s offense.
Quite simply, until someone proves otherwise, he is the best player on the Steelers roster.
Roethlisberger is the fifth rated quarterback in the league as he completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,765 yards and 11 touchdowns with only three interceptions.
Though he had two turnovers against the Bengals, Roethlisberger once again helped carry the Steelers to a victory as he completed 27-of-37 passes—including at least four dropped passes—for 278 yards.
Through six games, Roethlisberger continues to be sensational on third downs where he has a quarterback rating of 116 as he has completed 46-of-71 passes for 621 yards and five touchdowns.
Beyond the stats, Roethlisberger continues to display the ability to elude pass rushers that separates him from most other quarterbacks.
Roethlisberger has only been sacked 13 times this season and is taking fewer unnecessary risks, thus the low interception numbers.
The best may be yet to come as well.
Pittsburgh’s offense has been more productive than last season, but has still struggled to put the ball in the end zone. If Roethlisberger picks up his touchdown numbers he will take the Steelers’ offense from the level of very good to one that is elite.
But regardless of the overall success of the offense, Roethlisberger wears the crown as the Steelers’ best player.
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