Making the early MVP case for Ben Roethlisberger


Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger


Before you know it that chant could be heard in the crowd at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been nothing but outstanding this season.  He is having one of the best seasons of his career, boasting the fourth highest quarterback rating in the NFL at 99.9.

With the pace Roethlisberger is on he needs to start getting mentioned more for most valuable player.  Ben has completed 128 passes for 1,487 yards, throwing 10 touchdowns and only two interceptions.

Ben is finding his receivers a lot more this year and it is paying off.  This Sunday will be the Steelers’ first division game, as they go up against the Cincinnati Bengals.  The Bengals have an aggressive secondary this season, and it will be a tough task for Ben.

The last Steeler to win the MVP was quarterback Terry Bradshaw in 1978.  It would be fitting for another quarterback of the Steelers to win the MVP, especially after Ben has passed Bradshaw as the Steelers’ all-time leading passer this season.  We have a lot of season left to play, so lets hope that Ben can keep this incredible season up.

If Ben were to win MVP this season, it would be a major rebound after all the attention he has gotten from his off-the-field issues.  He has been gaining the respect back from the city of Pittsburgh year by year.

He has won two Super Bowls, and he is one of the toughest quarterbacks in the NFL. Winning the MVP would not only help him for respect but also add to his resume for a possible trip to Canton in the future.