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Contribution: 339 passing yards (113 per game), three touchdowns, three interceptions, 57% COMP, 77.4 quarterback rating, two-one record.
Much like Flacco's rating, this one comes with a bit of a disclaimer:
This study is focused exclusively on the first four games of these rookie quarterbacks' seasons. I am not saying that this two-time Super Bowl winner is third overall on this list, but merely that his play at the very, very outset of his career is comparatively.
Roethlisberger, of course, went on to have one of the best rookie campaigns in all of football, but he was honestly asked to do very little in these first four games as Bill Cowher preferred to rely heavily on his strong running game.
As you can see, the numbers for Big Ben are solid across the board, aside from the 113 average passing yards per game.