Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has never been shy of expressing his appreciation of the amount of talent possessed by tight end Heath Miller. Now, Roethlisberger plans on taking the show all the way to the White House.
It's an election year, and nothing pertaining to Washington D.C. is without its twangs of politics.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger even got with the times, announcing to the media Thursday Steelers tight end Heath Miller "should run for president." Steel City Insider's Jim Wexell noted the conversation in a piece about Heath Miller's viability for the AFC Pro Bowl.
Roethlisberger would go on to say he's even going to run Miller's campaign. He should start with these stats.
According to Wexell, 47 percent of the Steelers' red zone drives resulted in touchdowns. Seven percent of those plays, and 15 percent of the passes called went to Miller.
In 2012, the Steelers are scoring touchdowns on 55 percent of their trips to the red zone, and 20 percent of the plays and 38 percent of the passes have gone to Miller.
Sounds like Commander-in-Chief credentials. Efficient and measurable results in the face of adversity.
And what about walking tall and carrying a big stick? Miller's taken out more defensive backs on screens than the NFL's offensive-favoring rules have.
It's unfortunate, in this Fantasy Football-obsessed world, Miller isn't known fully as the out-and-out best all-around tight end in the game, but there isn't one more versatile than he is - yes, I know who plays in New England.