Peyton Manning-Ben Roethlisberger: Who Would You Rather Have?

Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IJune 4, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 15:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass the Inidanapolis Colts during the AFC Divisional Playoffs January 15, 2006 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

There is much debate right now concerning Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger.

I am not saying that Peyton Manning has not put up Hall of Fame numbers. He has truly had a Hall of Fame career. He has won multiple league MVP awards, and also a Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP.

This article is in no way to say that Ben Roethlisberger to this point has had the career that Manning has had. Or will I say that Roethlisberger will ever put up the numbers that Manning has so far.

That is not what this article is about. 

This article is about, if your team were to sign a free agent QB, and the two that you had to choose from were Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger, who would you sign?

Take into account that Manning is 33-years-old and in his 12th season. Roethlisberger is 27 and in his sixth season.

When answering this question, please take into account everything that is important to you. What I would like is for everyone to comment and tell me why you would or wouldn't take either one.

If you already have an established QB on your team, imagine he suffered a career ending injury and you have no choice but to sign one of these men.

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To make it fair, your team would have to sign one of them to the contract they are both playing under.

Manning—Seven years, $99.2 million, $34 million signing bonus. 7-8 playoff record.

Roethlisberger—Eight years, $102 million, $36 million guaranteed. 8-2 playoff record.

Please give your comments and send to any other reader that you think would like to speak their mind.


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