Big Ben Stacks Up With Some of The Greats

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Big Ben Stacks Up With Some of The Greats
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     The other day I was browsing a thread on another website and I thought that it should be shared with more people.  This is simply a comparison between Big Ben and Joe Montana.  Now hold on a minute... I'm not saying that Big Ben is just as good as Cool Joe was.  But the truth is, numbers don't lie.  And Ben is well on pace to achieve as much if not more than Montana.  Yeah, I said it.  When you compare Joe's first four to five years with Ben's, it's scary how similar they are.  I'm sure that many people do not realize this.  And just the mere thought of someone comparing Ben Roethlisberger to Joe Montana may seem like a big joke to some people.  But again, the truth is, it's not a joke at all.  Read on and see for yourself...   

 

Montana played in 56 games during his 1st 4 years as a starter
Roeth played in 56 games during his 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana had 28 wins during his 1st 4 years as a starter
roeth has 39 wins during his 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana won a SB during his 2nd season as a starter
Roeth won a SB during his 2nd season as a starter

Montana had a 63.5% completion % thru 1st 4 years as a starter
Roeth has a 63.2% completion % thru 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana had 77 TD passes thru 1st 4 years as a starter
Roeth has 84 TD passes thru 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana's team went 10-6 in his 4th year as a starter
Roeths team went 10-6 in his 4th year as a starter

Roeth had 2 more TD passes in his 1st year as a starter
Montana had 2 less interceptions in his 1st year as a starter

Montana avg 17 TD passes a year during his 1st 3 years as starter
Roeth avg 17 TD passes a year thru his 1st 3 years as starter

Montana's team avg 141 yards rushing per game in his 4th yr
Roeth's team avg 139 Yards rushing per game in his 4th yr

Montana's team failed to gain 100 Rushing yards in 4 games in 4th yr
roeth's team failed to gain 100 rushing yards in 4 games in his 4th yr

Montana had 1622 pass attempts thru 1st 4 years as a starter
Roeth had 1436 pass attempts thru 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana had 11,880 passing yards thru 1st 4 years as a starter
Roeth has 11,673 passing yards thru 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana averaged 7.3 Yards per attempt thru 1st 4 years as starter
Roeth averages 8.1 Yards per attempt thru 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana's 3rd season as a starter , he finished below 500
Roeths 3rd season as a starter finished below 500

Montana had a TD percentage of 5.5% during 1st year as a starter
Roeth had a TD percentage of 5.8% during 1st year as a starter

Montana's longest pass completion thru 1st 4 yrs as starter was 78 Yards
Roeth's longest pass completion thru 1st 4 yrs as starter was 85 yards

Montana had an 89.7 passer rating thru 1st 4 years as a starter
roeth has a 92.5 Passer rating thru 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana averaged 3.7 yards per rush thru 1st 4 years as a starter
Roeth averaged 3.3 yards per rush thur 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana had a 123 passer rating on the road in the playoffs
Roeth has a 120 passer rating on the road in the playoffs

Montana had 7 rushing TD's thru 1st 4 years as a starter
Roeth had 8 rushing TD's thru 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana had 15 fumbles during his 1st 4 years as a starter
Roeth has 18 fumbles during his 1st 4 years as a starter

Montana's record has 4 wins and 14 losses thru 1st 4 years when his team fails to rush for 100 yards
Roeth's record has 4 wins and 13 losses thru 1st 4 years when his team fails to rush for 100 yards

Montana won a SB when his sack percentage was 7.9% during that season
Roeth won a SB when his sack percentage was 7.9% during that season

Montana had 2.7 rushing attempts per game during 1st 4 yrs as starter
Roeth had 2.8 rushing attempts per game during 1st 4 yrs as starter

Montana averaged 11.4 yards per completion thru 1st 4 years as a starter
Roeth averaged 12.3 Yards per completion thru 1st 4 years as a starter


some guy made a snide remark to me on Pittlive when I wrote this. His comment was "yea, now all he needs to do to keep pace is win the SB this year."

In Year 5 as a starter , Montana won his 2nd Superbowl
In year 5 Roethlisberger won his 2nd Superbowl

My thanks to electricladylnd where ever you are

for sharing this with me. 

 

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