2. Ben Roethlisberger
Joe Burrow is one of the best quarterback prospects we’ve seen entering the draft and his remarkable season in 2019 at LSU was statistically the single-greatest season by a quarterback in the history of the SEC.
Still, I’m not ready to hand the reins over just yet. Though Ben Roethlisberger is 38 years old and coming off a major elbow injury, there is plenty of reason to believe that he could be an above-average passer in 2020.
In his last full season as a starter in 2018, Ben threw for 34 touchdowns while leading all NFL quarterback in yards. While we may not be able to expect that type of production again this year as his pass attempts may be cut back, Roethlisberger could ultimately be a more efficient quarterback than he was before.
There will likely be a time in the near future when a player like Joe Burrow surpasses Ben in the AFC North quarterback rankings, but I’m not betting on it happening this year.