Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Ranked No. 31 On NFL Network’s Top 100 Players Of 2014

Despite a second straight 8-8 season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger managed to jump 30 spots in the meaningless NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2014.

Roethlisberger, who ranked 31st overall this year, is just the second Steelers player ranked in the top 100 this year as safety Troy Polamalu made the list at 61st overall.

While Roethlisberger did manage to outrank San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers once again, there will reportedly be seven other quarterbacks that will be ranked ahead of him in this year’s top 100.

With 30 players yet to be revealed, you have to figure that wide receiver Antonio Brown will be the third and final Steelers player to make the annual list.

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  • Virdin Barzey

    This list is done year by year and not based on career. There are not 7 QBs better than Ben in this league.

    In the AFC – I count Manning and Brady. Luck may end up being but too soon.
    In the NFC – I count Rodgers and Brees. That’s it.

  • Dan

    If it really is “Best of 2014″ and only 2014, you’d have to consider Foles in there as well, but the key word in Dave’s article is indeed “meaningless”.

  • Matt Manzo

    You’re right, Foles was impressive. But didn’t he kinda fade the last few games? I could be wrong?

  • 2443scott

    there isnt a team out their that wouldnt take ben in a heart beat if they needed a qb it seems every year these so called rankings get worst and worst …they remind me of the hall of fame votes …you have guys who played years ago who could be in the hall of fame but they vote in guys who played just up to 10 years after they retired …its totaly unfair some those players die before they get to see they made it in…i dont watch to see where steelers fall in these rankings anymore ..one because they are bias the way they get the rankings two because nfl network does everything it can to kick dirt on steelers….they have a few teams they like and they beat those teams to death with news and the rest of the league goes unknown ..

  • Jason

    Can we hop on a time machine to July 25th so we can talk about something meaningful? Everything that NFL Network puts out is complete crap which isn’t surprising considering their panel of “experts”.

  • steeltown

    7 QBs over him???….. madness

  • steeltown

    Hear hear

  • James Kling

    Johnny Football, baby, John… E… Football! :P

  • Justin Barlow

    Im not sure if I even count Brady anymore, I think he is declining while Ben is still improving… Mannings arm is almost out of gas as evidenced by the Super bowl. He could be done after this year.

    Bens chances of passing Brees, Rodgers, and probably Luck in the next five years are not magnificent, however… But one can always argue that Rodgers and Brees have better weapons… Luck is just the most complete QB int he league in my opinion. Rodgers and Ben combined. Unfair to defenses.

  • treeher

    Year by year, Ben is improving while Manning, Brady, and Brees have had their time in the sun. I agree, Luck too soon. Rodgers? Maybe, but a close call. Fact is, I’d take Ben over all of them.