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Roethlisberger is a 2 time Super Bowl winning QB
There is no denying that the NFL, in the way it is played today, is a quarterback-driven league. Unfortunately for many organizations, so few teams have franchise quarterbacks under center. The Pittsburgh Steelers do.
Ben Roethlisberger was drafted 11th overall and was the third quarterback taken in 2004. Then-starter Tommy Maddox was injured in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens. Roethlisberger was forced to start in Week 3 and the rest, they say is history.
Even though to this point it has been an exhilarating, publicly filled, motorcycle wrecking, Super Bowl winning and always interesting history.
Without all the extra-curricular activity away from the football field, Roethlisberger has performed well and has a few rings to prove it. His current playoff record is 10-3 and is right in the middle of his prime at age 29.
Roethlisberger has always been known as a winner. His actual play on the field and impact in those victories has still been underrated. Many skeptics of Roethlisberger like to bring up his first Super Bowl in which he evidently played poorly.
At 22 years old, he played phenomenal in the three preceding games in that Super Bowl run. In fact, his numbers in all four games of that year are better than Peyton Manning’s four games in 2007 when he won the Super Bowl and was named Super Bowl MVP.
Roethlisberger in 2005: 62% for 803 yards with 9 TDs (2 of those rushing) and 3 INTs
Manning in 2007: 63% for 1,034 yards with 4 TDs (1 of those rushing) and 7 INTs
On a personal level, Ben treated his next Super Bowl as redemption. He did not want to be the reason the Steelers did not win their sixth Lombardi Trophy. Not only did he play well, but he orchestrated one of the greatest drives in NFL history.
The Steelers reached the Super Bowl again last year. Roethlisberger played well throughout the season after receiving a four game suspension to begin the campaign.
In the final contest, Ben and the Steelers were outperformed by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. With No. 7 under center, the Steelers should remain contenders in the always competitive AFC.
Rumors that Roethlisberger proposed in the bathroom are completely false.
2. Troy Polamalu: Defensive Player of the Year, all time great and future Hall of Famer.
3. Casey Hampton: Anchor of the defense for a decade. He is a five-time Pro Bowl selection.
4. Maurkice Pouncey: So ridiculously early in his career, but he has Hall of Fame potential.
5. Rashard Mendenhall: Get this kid off twitter #stopfumbling.
6. Heath Miller: Many people believe he is still underused, but has put together a great career.
7. Santonio Holmes: One catch and one catch alone puts him here.
8. Lawrence Timmons: Has found his groove and might be one of the best MLB in the league soon.
9. Ziggy Hood: Slowly worked into the rotation, but has shown signs that he can be great.
10. Plaxico Burress: So many jokes, so little time. Did have two 1,000 yard seasons in Pittsburgh.
11. Kendall Simmons: Worked hard in his six seasons. Started 83 games.