Ben Roethlisberger is still overrated, placed ahead of Aaron Rodgers on NFL.com list

Just when you thought people were done overrating Ben Roethlisberger, it's starting all over again

4/13/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Jan 28, 2012; Honolulu, HI, USA;   AFC quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers (7) during the AFC practice on Ohana Day at the 2012 Pro Bowl. Mandatory Credit: US PRESSWIREI've said it before, and I'll probably say it again. Ben Roethlisberger is the most overrated QB in the NFL.

He started to win me over for a little while, when he started playing a little better and people started to realize he's not the elite superstar QB that some people make him out to be.

Now, it's starting all over again, with NFL.com writer Marc Sessler naming Roethlisberger the best QB drafted in the past 10 years.

Congratulations, Marc. You're either the biggest moron who has ever been paid to write about football, or you're the cleverest troll in the history of the internet.

Marc's list:

1. Ben Roethlisberger
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. I'm sorry, it doesn't even matter anymore, because this list is already supremely FUBAR.

Even the biggest Steelers homer would have to admit that, by any standard imaginable, Aaron Rodgers is the FAR superior QB between him and Roethlisberger.

I'd even make the case that Eli Manning is better, and perhaps also Cam Newton and Matthew Stafford, since the criteria is a mix of career achievement and future potential.

My top 10 (since after that, you start to get into some pretty crappy QBs):
Jan 29, 2012; Honolulu, HI, USA;  NFC quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (12) throws a pass against the AFC during the 2012 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Eli Manning
3. Matthew Stafford
4. Cam Newton
5. Ben Roethlisberger
6. Phillip Rivers
7. Jay Cutler
8. Matt Ryan
9. Sam Bradford
10. Joe Flacco

Check out Sessler's entire list here.

What's your top 5 or 10? Are you as insane as Sessler, or should Roethlisberger be AT LEAST behind Rodgers? Let us know what you think.
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5/8/12   |   das3cr   |   288 respect

das3cr wrote:
1 Manning P
2 Manning E
3 Staubach
4 farve
5 who cares ... but Ben never makes my list.

I must have missed that. Thanks Jess.

4/18/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

derms33 wrote:
1.  Tim Tebow
2.  Ryan Tannehill   (Oddly he's a first rounder...wtf?)
3. Jamarcus Russell
4.  Dennis Dixon
5.  Brady Quinn
6. Colt McCoy
7.  Chad Henne
8. Blaine Gabbert
9. Sam Bradford  (yeah he's won like 6  games in the worst division ever)  OVERRATED
10. Tyler Palko


*****My List is a complete joke

What? No Ryan Mallet on your list??

4/17/12   |   caldwell121   |   1 respect

As a Steeler fan i would have to agree. Not a top five QB but deserves to be in the top 10.  Flacco on that list is nuts!

4/17/12   |   w_g_walters   |   222 respect

The fact is, everyone bases their lists on different criteria, and the performance of any player at any position is affected by his teammates. A QB can't be great without both a great RB and a great WR; if the best RB or WR you have is only good, your QB will only look good. Another factor is that your team has to play together, which many don't realize can be affected by styles of play. Two players with different styles can actually hurt a team in any sport (like when the Houston Dynamo signed Carlos Costly in '11, who slowed down a team based on rapid play, resulting in less offense, fewer goals, and fewer wins). Big Ben makes my #1 spot easily on this list, with Eli and Rogers behind him, based on overall results.

4/17/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

This just might be the most ridiculously insane list ever compiled. As of right now Rodgers is the best of this "list" of "quarterbacks". Eli Manning was lights out this past season (see Michael Vick THAT is what playing "lights out" looks like) as well as clutch, so I put him next. The fact that JaMarcus Russell is on this list makes me want to open hand slap the author of this list.

4/15/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

(Edited by derms33)

Ben didn't play well in the Superbowls...check the stats...Pat is right...but I am a Browns fan and my icon speaks for itself and my feelings for Ben.  So nobody really cares for my opinion on this. (or most any other things on here)

4/15/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

1.  Tim Tebow
2.  Ryan Tannehill   (Oddly he's a first rounder...wtf?)
3. Jamarcus Russell
4.  Dennis Dixon
5.  Brady Quinn
6. Colt McCoy
7.  Chad Henne
8. Blaine Gabbert
9. Sam Bradford  (yeah he's won like 6  games in the worst division ever)  OVERRATED
10. Tyler Palko


*****My List is a complete joke

4/14/12   |   evilquacks101   |   858 respect

They should decide this whole top ten business with a winner take all "Cage Match"..................To fire up the crowd you could have Tom Brady circling the ring wearing a "Tutu" while being protected by body guards dressed as Referees. Micheal Buffer could make his famous announcement and the last man standing would be the true Best QB drafted in the past 10 years.
In the end it's all about wins loses and Superbowl rings, not top ten lists anyway.

4/14/12   |   chevleclair   |   378 respect

kramer wrote:
Twice he made a bad decision with the game on the line against the Steelers.  This past season it's funny you mentioned Jim Kelly, because it was due to Billy Cundiff channeling his inner Scott Norwood in the AFC Championship.

Ah, Billy Cundiff. As a Cowboys fan, I truly know that name.

4/14/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

chevleclair wrote:
Flacco is a very much debated player. He has playoff wins, unlike some of the people ahead of him. (sorry for the more recent draft picks, but unfortunately, this had to do with the last ten years, and you're pretty much orphaned) I'd put him right alongside Roethlisburger if he could just win a championship. He reminds me so much of Jim Kelly or Dan Marino in that regard. Maybe it's fate jumping in and plopping its fat hand down in front of him saying "no dice", or maybe something is missing.

I do like Flacco, and it baffles me as to why he doesn't have a ring yet.

Twice he made a bad decision with the game on the line against the Steelers.  This past season it's funny you mentioned Jim Kelly, because it was due to Billy Cundiff channeling his inner Scott Norwood in the AFC Championship.

4/14/12   |   chevleclair   |   378 respect

kramer wrote:
I shouldn't have read this after what I mentioned on Facebook about your articles, which normally DO invoke nothing but hatred towards Steelers fans, and purposely so.  That said, I want some of what this guy was drinking or smoking when he made this list.  Rodgers should be ahead of Ben, I can willingly admit that after the season he had for the Packers this year and the end of the 2010 campaign, and if we're going by career achievements as part of the criteria, Ben and Eli are in a deadlock for second.  Also, as much as it pains me to admit as a Ravens rival, why is Flacco NOT ranked somewhere in his top 10?  Your article is titled about Ben being overrated, but you should've mentioned something about Flacco being underrated.  He doesn't get any credit.

Flacco is a very much debated player. He has playoff wins, unlike some of the people ahead of him. (sorry for the more recent draft picks, but unfortunately, this had to do with the last ten years, and you're pretty much orphaned) I'd put him right alongside Roethlisburger if he could just win a championship. He reminds me so much of Jim Kelly or Dan Marino in that regard. Maybe it's fate jumping in and plopping its fat hand down in front of him saying "no dice", or maybe something is missing.

I do like Flacco, and it baffles me as to why he doesn't have a ring yet.

4/13/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I shouldn't have read this after what I mentioned on Facebook about your articles, which normally DO invoke nothing but hatred towards Steelers fans, and purposely so.  That said, I want some of what this guy was drinking or smoking when he made this list.  Rodgers should be ahead of Ben, I can willingly admit that after the season he had for the Packers this year and the end of the 2010 campaign, and if we're going by career achievements as part of the criteria, Ben and Eli are in a deadlock for second.  Also, as much as it pains me to admit as a Ravens rival, why is Flacco NOT ranked somewhere in his top 10?  Your article is titled about Ben being overrated, but you should've mentioned something about Flacco being underrated.  He doesn't get any credit.

4/13/12   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Jess wrote:
It's all about the amount of rings.

/irrational

(vomit)

Even if someone wanted to make that case, Eli played WAY better in his two Super Bowl wins. I focused on Rodgers, because it would take a real idiot to even TRY to argue for Ben over Rodgers, but he's definitely not the only one who should be ahead of Big Ben. I'd take Eli over Ben any day.

4/13/12   |   chevleclair   |   378 respect

Big Ben is the rare type in the NFL, and he isn't going to wow anyone statistically. The first championship he won seem to have been won in spite of his performance, but his poise in his second championship deserves a nod.

Rodgers topping the list? That bothers me, given that (this hurts to say) Eli Manning has accomplished more in the last ten years. 

There are a few obnoxious Steelers' fans out there, and one or two obnoxious Steelers players (Roethlisburger being one of them). All in all, however, the Steelers can play football, Roethlisburger included.

4/13/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61179 respect

I just came to say "Ugh". Carry on.

4/13/12   |   Jess   |   34368 respect

das3cr wrote:
1 Manning P
2 Manning E
3 Staubach
4 farve
5 who cares ... but Ben never makes my list.

I think this was a "drafted in the past 10 years" list rather than all time laugh

4/13/12   |   das3cr   |   288 respect

1 Manning P
2 Manning E
3 Staubach
4 farve
5 who cares ... but Ben never makes my list.

4/13/12   |   Jess   |   34368 respect

It's all about the amount of rings.

/irrational

(vomit)