Ben Roethlisberger: 37th
Ben Roethlisberger’s season has now spanned over nearly two decades. He began his career back in 2004 and won two Super Bowls earlier in his career.
Though he has seen some of his best statistical seasons in the 2010s, he still ranks just 37th on the list of 101 players from the All-Decade team. Here’s what Monson had to say about Roethlisberger:
"37. QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER At his best, Ben Roethlisberger was up there with the very best quarterbacks in football, but his ability to consistently be in the “next group” of passers even when he wasn’t at his very best is what’s kept him this high on the list and kept the Steelers contending for so many years. He went six straight seasons with an overall PFF grade above 80.0, and it wasn’t until last year’s cameo performance — before an injury ended his season — that we saw him post a grade lower than 75.0."
Ben was injured for nearly all of the 2019 season, and that could have played into Monson’s reasoning behind having him ranked 37th on the list. However, Roethlisberger made four straight Pro Bowls from 2014-2017 and led the NFL in passing yards in 2018 (5,129).
Ahead of him on this list were Tom Brady (1st), Drew Brees (3rd), Peyton Manning (18th), Matt Ryan (32nd), and Russell Wilson (33rd).