Popular Analyst Tips Ben Roethlisberger for MVP Along with Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes

Published 12/02/2020, 4:27 PM CST
Nov 8, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports


The 2020 NFL season is turning out to be a heated affair. As we approach Week 13 of the season, there are some teams in the league that are clearly a class apart as compared to their counterparts. The Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers is one of those teams.

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Another top team in that regard is Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs, led by Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. But, one team that is defying all odds in 2020 is Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers.

The NFC North big boys lead their division and are the only team who are yet to taste defeat in the league. They have the potential to go 16-0 and equal New England Patriots’ 2007 feat.

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And who do they have to thank for this winning streak? 38-year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Skip Bayless compares Big Ben to Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson

On the latest segment of Undisputed: Skip and Shannon, the topic of debate was the ongoing NFL MVP race involving Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson. However, co-host Skip Bayless opined that another name should be added to the list – Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.

He said, “But, if you look at what happened at Tampa Bay to Aaron Rodgers, he had a QPR of 12. Scale zero to 100 because obviously they jumped out to attend enough to lead then pick-six, near pick-six, and he goes the last three quarters and doesn’t score a point.”

Nov 1, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scrambles under pressure from Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney (20) during the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

“How is Big Ben Roethlisberger not in this race? I know he does have these kinds of staggering stat padded numbers…He has been off the charts this year in playmaking. When it’s time to make a play, he makes a play…he made late throws and plays where I’m saying that’s just too good. That’s vintage, Big Ben. So at 10 -0, even though he’s got the number one defense in points allowed, why isn’t he in this conversation right now?” Bayless further questioned on the show.

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Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) just prior to the start of the game against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

One will agree that Skip Bayless does make a valid argument. Well, at least as far as his points regarding Ben Roethlisberger were concerned. The veteran quarterback has been vital to the Steelers’ success in 2020. If he keeps playing the way he currently is, the league will have no other option but to hand him a shot at winning the MVP title.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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