Three Pittsburgh Steelers made Pete Prisco’s list of his Top 100 players in the league. The names should come as no surprise: Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown at seven and eight with Le’Veon Bell at 60.
Prisco on Roethlisberger:
“He did have the highest completion percentage of his career at 68.0. He will bounce back big if he stays on the field this season.”
“He also had 10 touchdown catches and 25 receptions of 20 yards or more, tying Jones for second in the league. He did it with his starting quarterback missing five games. That’s why he’s ahead of [Julio] Jones.”
“The Steelers offense was much different when he wasn’t in the backfield, even if DeAngelo Williams did a nice job replacing him.”
Roethlisberger was ranked as the #3 QB by Prisco, Brown the top WR, and Bell as the third running back. At quarterback, only Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady were ahead and in the backfield, only Adrian Peterson and Todd Gurley ranked above Bell.
That last bit, seeing Bell at 60 and behind Gurley, is arguably low, and with Bell expected to be back fully healthy, should return in the top two conversation. Bell, by the way, was in Aventura, Florida today to continue to rehab and work out. Roethlisberger also missed practice today, presumably to spend time at home after their third child.
Seeing Roethlisberger in the top three is refreshing. He’s normally been stuck in the top five area, always running behind Drew Brees and the like. So it’s nice to see someone finally give him a medal, even if it’s bronze.
Brown finished five spots ahead of Julio Jones and is one of only three receivers in Prisco’s top 20.
Rounding out his top five include.
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. J.J. Watt
3. Aaron Donald
4. Von Miller
5. Tom Brady
Again, you can check out the whole list at the link here.