NFL Network ranked their top five QB's today. Of course, they left Ben Roethlisberger off the list. In fact, three QB's (Mcnabb, Cutler, Brees) on the list have never even won a superbowl. They even went ahead to mention that another QB with no ring is number six (Rivers).
So Ben is number seven? At best? It's so annoying.
I wish there was a QB stat for 'wins', similar to the wins category for MLB pitchers. Good leadership & clutch performances cannot be adequately measured with the current QB stats.
Do rings mean nothing? How many current QB's have won two titles? Only guys i can think of are Brady & Ben.
People love to point out how Roethlisberger choked in superbowl XL. Fair enough. But do they look at the previous game? Or the game before that, when he went to Indianapolis and ended the season of '#2 QB' Peyton Manning? If I remember right, the score at halftime was steelers 21, colts 3.
The next week, in the AFC championship, Roethlisberger played a near-flawless game, and had two incredible fade route TD passes. This game (on the road again, in Denver) is the one I point to most often, when people question his skills. Beautiful performance.
There is also the game two weeks before that, the 2005 wild card, where Ben destroyed Cincinnatti. Again, this was on the road. Roethlisberger had three touchdowns in that one.
Fact is, Ben had a brilliant playoff performance in 2005. NFL Network should have called their list 'top five fantasy QB's'.
Why do you think there is such a bias against Roethlisberger?