Ranking the AFC North QBs with Ben Roethlisberger set to return
The AFC North has become one of the strongest divisions in football. Here’s how I have the quarterbacks ranked with Ben Roethlisberger set to return.
After months of waiting, we finally have confirmation that Ben Roethlisberger will be returning to play a final season for the Steelers in 2021. With a division full of promising, young quarterbacks, it looked like Pittsburgh was about to fall far behind, but Ben’s return changes things.
This is one of the best divisions in football. It is always must-see TV when there is an AFC North matchup on that week, as evidenced by the three out of the four teams made it to the postseason. The only team that missed were the Cincinnati Bengals but they are currently going through a rebuilding process. They do, however, have some nice pieces to work with going forward so they are a team on the rise. Cincinnati could challenge opponents and make this already tough division even more difficult to be apart of.
One thing is for sure: each team has either a good quarterback or a promising prospect. They all have the talent and the ability to make plays in the NFL. It is turning more into a young man’s division but the veteran still got a few tricks up his sleeve.
The youth that has entered the game will bring some bright futures in the NFL. The division shows that going forward the younger players will bring more and more popularity as these aging stars begin to retire from the game they love. Even though these young players are bright spots, these veterans have some game left in the tank. Until these veterans retire, they will have the edge when it comes to the mental side of the game. That comes with experience and only one has that with his successful career in and outside of the AFC North. Now that we know for sure Ben Roethlisberger will be back, here’s how I have my AFC North quarterbacks ranked heading into the 2021 season: