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Ben Roethlisberger

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.

A former MAC Player of the Year at Miami of Ohio, Roethlisberger won the starting Quarterback role in the third game of his rookie season.  Roethlisberger went 13-0 that year, won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, and took the Steelers to the AFC Conference Final.  The season after, Roethlisberger went further, leading Pittsburgh to their fifth Super Bowl win.

From this point on, Roethlisberger was considered to be one of the better Quarterbacks in football.  “Big Ben” and the Steelers won another Super Bowl (XLIII), and he was chosen for six Pro Bowls, including four consecutive, from 2014 to 2017.  Roethlisberger led the NFL in Passing Yards twice and had six 4,000 Passing Yard seasons. He also has seven 25-TD years.

Roethlisberger retired after the 2021, and at the time of his career-end, he had 64,088 Passing Yards (fifth all-time), 418 Touchdown Passes (eighth all-time) with an Approximate Value of 208 (14th all-time).  The negative that will dog Roethlisberger is his past sexual assault allegations, which had they happened in the #MeToo era would be discussed far more than it is, but as it stands now, it likely won’t impede him at all.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Lima, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2027
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Played For: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • College: Miami
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 11th Overall in 2004
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Pro Bowl (2007, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
    AP Offensive Rookie of the Year (2004)
    PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year (2004)
    The Sporting News Rookie of the Year (2004)
    All-Rookie (2004)
    Most Pass Completions (2018)
    Most Pass Attempts (2018)
    Most Passing Yards (2014 & 2018)
    Most Passing Yards per Game (2014, 2015 & 2018)
    Most Yards per Pass Attempt (2005)
    Most Yards per Pass Completion (2005 & 2010)
    Most Pass Attempts per Game (2018 & 2020)
    Most Pass Completions per Game (2018 & 2020)
    Super Bowl Champion (2) (Pittsburgh Steelers XL & XLIII)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completions (7) (2009, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020 & 2021)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Attempts (6) (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020 & 2021)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards (7) (2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017 & 2018)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdown Passes (9) (2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2020)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passer Rating (9) (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards per Game (10) (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Pass Attempt (10) (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 & 2017)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Pass Completion (9) (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015 & 2017)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Attempts per Game (7) (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completions per Game (10) (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020 & 2021)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completion Percentage (10) (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2014, 2015 & 2017)
    Top Ten Finishes: QBR (9) (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    5.   Pass Completions: 5,440
    5.   Pass Attempts: 8,443
    5.   Passing Yards: 64,088
    8.   Touchdown Passes: 418
    10. Passer Rating: 93.5
    14. Approximate Value: 208
    15. Passing Yards per Game: 257.4
    16. Pass Completions per Game 21.8
    17. Pass Completion Percentage: 64.4
    17. Games Started: 247
    19. Pass Attempts per Game: 33.9
    22. Yards per Pass Attempt: 7.6
    54. Games Played: 249

Should Ben Roethlisberger be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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