In the new non-conference-specific Pro Bowl voting, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger still finishes out of the money.
The quarterbacks chosen, New England's Tom Brady, Denver's Peyton Manning, New Orleans' Drew Brees, San Diego's Phillip Rivers, Seattle's Russell Wilson and Carolina's Cam Newton, are guys who have either been consistently ahead of Roethlisberger in such events, or have captured headlines since coming into the league.
For years, the third quarterback spot in the Pro Bowl was shifted back and forth, but the first two spots were reserved for Manning and Brady.
Roethlisberger's 93.7 passer rating is higher than those of Newton and Brady, and he's thrown for more touchdown passes (27) than Wilson, Brady and Newton. He has more yards than Wilson and Newton, and has less than 140 yards fewer than Brady on 51 fewer attempts.
While Roethlisberger is very likely to be an alternate (with Philadelphia's Nick Foles likely being the first) because Brady and Manning skip the game annually, he has plenty of reason he should have been selected.
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