Ben Roethlisberger is a very good NFL quarterback, who, at the age of 29, has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Super Bowl three times, winning twice. Despite such a strong surge early in his career, Big Ben won't reach the heights that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has.
While Roethlisberger is almost five years younger than the 34-year-old Brady, I don't see him finishing his career with more Super Bowl wins than the Michigan product.
Tom Brady is a singular type of quarterback. I don't know if I've ever seen a guy as good at engineering big drives since Joe Montana. I know Brady gets compared to Montana all the time, but you need only watch him play in a close game to understand why people make those comparisons.
Thanks to the way he manages games and his incredible knowledge of New England's offense—combined with the great talent that continually surrounds him—I think Brady has at least one more Super Bowl title in him. He has been to four and won three, the only loss coming to the New York Giants in a thrilling game in Super Bowl XLII.
It has now been four seasons since Brady and the Patriots have been back to the Super Bowl, and this year they are clearly the favorites to represent the AFC in the big game.
While Roethlisberger has had an excellent career so far, betting against Brady would be foolish. The guy has just accomplished so much and has at least four or five years of good football left in him. The Patriots are contenders every season, and while the Steelers are always dangerous, they have aged at key positions and are in need of some retooling.
Thanks to the way the Patriots have drafted over the past few seasons, they are loaded with depth and should be able to withstand most major injuries.
New England is built to compete year-in and year-out, and with how good Brady is, I just don't see Roethlisberger winning more championships than him.