In an interview with former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher on the NFL Network prior to the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed that he might underappreciated on the national level.
“Yeah, maybe,” Roethlisberger told Cowher. “But I think the Pittsburghers appreciate me. I think that it’s going to be one of those things when I’m done playing people will look back and say, ‘Wow, he was a lot better than we gave him credit for.’
“I’ve won two Super Bowls, I’ve been to three. There are a lot of greats that have never been and have never won. I’m just going to continue giving everything I have and try and get back and win another one.”
Every offseason it seems as though Roethlisberger is left just outside of the top five when the major media networks rank the quarterbacks around the league. It also doesn’t help that the Steelers are coming off of consecutive 8-8 seasons.
While Steeler fans certainly do appreciate what Roethlisberger does on a week-to-week basis, it’s plays like the one below that football fans around the nation probably don’t see enough of. This play was from the Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns and the all-22 end zone view really does Roethlisberger justice.
These are the kind of plays that only Roethlisberger can make and why he deserves more credit than he currently gets.