It was not an easy season ride for Pittsburgh Steelers; and Ben Roethlisberger knows it only too well. The media and fans alike questioned the prowess of Roethlisberger in 2017; especially when he joked to the members of the media that his play could be declining. Against the Jaguars, he managed five interceptions and this performance was brought into sharp focus. This celebrated hall of fame quarterback had to prove that he still had the 'it' factor.
To this end, the Steelers' top player managed 2,000 passing yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. All this happened in his last six games. Thanks to this energized effort, the team finished 5-1. When it comes to his touchdowns, one more should have been added, if the broken catch rule did not come into effect. This means that Pittsburgh would have suffered fewer losses to New England. All this went into proving that Roethlisberger was still the best man for the job.
Big Ben's potent ability was further endorsed by Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com. The analyst ranked Roethlisberger at number three where quarterbacks are concerned in the entire NFL. Rosenthal observed that Big Ben still had it even as he aged into the game. With many thinking that the quarterback would start to slip up as new talents came in, the truth is that this top player has maintained his ability and showcased his skill to the satisfaction of many. With many challengers in the offing Steelers players for this season are planning to up their game with tactical play. The top quarterback in the league remains Tom Brady of New England. The second on the ranking list is Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay Packers. Big Ben definitely shows that he enjoys a great command in the league and cannot be underrated.
Before suffering an ACL injury last season, Carson Wentz was expected to be the league's MVP. You will also remember that the Saints came alive thanks to the addition of Drew Brees. These two players have made it to the top five of the NFL list. However, the analyst insisted that Big Ben and his prowess cannot be matched in terms of achievement. The best receiver in the league is Antonio Brown and Juju Smith Schuster is a budding star by himself. With all the above being said, Roethlisberger is only excepted to get better in the coming season.
The Steelers quarterback is best known for breaking and holding major passing records in the franchise. There is no player in the history of Pittsburgh that has etched a mark like this quarterback. 2018 is a great chance to take it a notch higher to attain more accolades in the NFL. Big Ben only needs 410 yards to achieve what his idol John Elway managed to rank at an all time seventh. In addition, 617 yards will see him reach Manning's position of sixth. The Steelers' top player is always looking to drive the team to the top title at the Super Bowl. However, attaining recognition and breaking records is also a plus. Whatever happens in the coming season, Roethlisberger will remain one of the most formidable players to ever grace the NFL.