The NFL Network continued it’s Top 100 series this week, and for what it’s worth, Ben Roethlisberger came in at #31. The rankings are based on a poll of current players. The premise is that the player’s peers vote based on their perception of how well he played last year, and how well he’ll do in the upcoming season.
Last year, Big Ben was ranked 61st on the NFL’s Top 100 list. Perhaps they polled less Ravens players this year, or perhaps the group they polled just paid more attention to Roethlisberger’s game than the previous year’s polling sample. I’m kidding around of course. I have no idea what thought process they use to determine their rankings. Rob Gronkowski ranked 41st, and he only played in 7 games this year, some of which he was limited in.
For what it’s worth, here’s how he ranked on the Top 100 over the past few years.
Here are the other quarterbacks who have been in the Top 100 so far this year:
Matt Stafford: 100
Colin Kaepernick: 81
Tony Romo: 71
Nick Foles: 70
Joe Flacco: 58
Not that these rankings mean anything, but looking at it objectively, I think they ranked Ben pretty accurately this year. Not all agree with me, though.
Don't have the same adoration for Ben I once did. Big QB. Big arm. But the league is trending to big "mobile" QBs. He should be bottom 50.
— The Player Rater (@PlayerRater14) June 19, 2014
What do you think? Did they get it right this year, or did they miss the mark?