This weekend a huge contest will take place in the National Football League as the New Orleans Saints take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. As is the case with many important matchups in professional football, a lot of jawjacking is taking place prior to by some of the players and one of them is certainly Hall of Fame related as today a reporter described the upcoming matchup between Quarterbacks Drew Brees (New Orleans) and Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh) as a battle between future Hall of Famers. Saints Defensive End Cameron Jordan apparently disagrees.
“Is that true?” when Jordan questioned the reporter when he said that Roethlisberger would eventually be enshrined in Canton and he said yes, Jordan said the following:
“Really? In this era? “You’d put him at like a top three in this era? Top five of this era? Top five of this era? You’d put him at top five of this era? Is that a yes or no?”
The yes answer from the reporter elicited a response from Jordan asking if Roethlisberger was better than Los Angeles Chargers’ Quarterback, Philip Rivers. This was after he named Brees, Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay), Tom Brady (New England) and Peyton Manning ahead of “Big Ben”. As the conversation continued, Jordan mentioned that he would also put Eli Manning over Roethlisberger.
Regardless of what Cameron Jordan thinks, the odds are strong that Ben Roethlisberger, who is a two time Super Bowl Champion will one day be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
We are excited here at Notinhalloffame.com that we are unveiling a new section, which looks at the top active players in the big four of sports and how they are positioned at the start of each seasons in regards to Hall of Fame credentials.
We are beginning with Pro Football, and how perfect is that considering the seasons kicks off this week. Rather than list everyone directly, we have isolated them based on their position and with the exception of Special Teams, we have created a new stat based on the last five modern players (not senior inductees) of their respective position and how the current player compares with that.
This will be updated annually, so this 100 was finalized this week. We will not be updating again until the end of the season.
The new section begins here
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The 2004 NFL Draft yielded Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, but it was Ben Roethlisberger, the third QB taken, who won the Super Bowl first.