After we knew that a Steeler would be included tonight's listing of 21-30 rankings in NFL Network's top 100 list, the BTSC community knew that the options of the unmentioned Steelers who were definitely going to make the list were between Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and Ben Roethlisberger.
According to the poll on that list, 62% of the voters, including myself, said Roethlisberger would be the Steeler who made the list tonight.
The majority was on the money.
NUMBER 26: @steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/jHu3SxZMC4— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) June 25, 2015
Ben Roethlisberger gets his highest ranking ever on this list, coming in at 26th best in the league, up from being placed at 31st last year.
Still, this places Roethlisberger just outside of the top quarter of players in the league, and as the sixth best quarterback on this list (12 quarterbacks made the list total).
Prior to tonight, seven quarterbacks were known to be on the list and Roethlisberger had to be one of them.
Updated: The #NFLTop100 Quarterbacks! pic.twitter.com/0e81BvfFxB— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) June 24, 2015
New Orleans Saints' quarterback, Drew Brees, was listed as the 30th best player in the league and the seventh best quarterback. Then Ben was placed at 26th as the sixth best quarterback. The evening was rounded out with Russell Wilson as the 22nd best player and the fifth best quarterback.
Is this too low on the list for Roethlisberger? Where should he be placed? We know now that Russell Wilson is ranked ahead of him, but if the list goes as I think, this means that Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning will also all be listed as better players than Roethlisberger.
Lots of questions as to how the two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback was ranked, and whether it was just what he's earned, too high or too low. Where do you stand?