As the countdown continues, my 5th and 6th ranked quarterbacks are two players who have multiple Super Bowl rings but at times have been left under the radar.
What else do these guys have to do?
No. 6 - Ben Roethlisberger
I guarantee in a lot of your fantasy leagues that Big Ben won't get picked in the 1st round.
But I guarantee that the Steelers will be in the mix to win the Super Bowl, they always are.
Sure they have a great defense, but they're not who they are without Big Ben.
He always takes the team deep into the playoffs, besides that Tebow miracle last year.
People forget that not only is he a two-time champion but he was one drive away from having three rings when the Steelers lost to the Packers two years ago in Cowboys Stadium, a game I witnessed first-hand. Aaron Rodgers isn't Aaron Rodgers today if Big Ben leads another comeback drive in Super Bowl XLV.
One of the rare Super Bowls that I missed was the incredible game they had with the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. Arizona was very close to being the feel-good story of the year and Big Ben just crushed their hearts by driving his team all the way down the field to win the championship with the pass to Santonio Holmes.
It just seems that we all get sick and tired of Big Ben because he's not your typical, flashy quarterback. I mean, they guy is 6'5", 240 pounds, and looks NOTHING like your average quarterback.
Will he set a whole bunch of records? Probably not. But if the game is on the line, I wouldn't be mad at you if you told me that you wouldn't want anyone else leading your team to victory.
No. 5 - Eli Manning
I have to admit that at about this time last year I laughed at Eli Manning when he said he felt that he was an elite quarterback. I didn't even think he was a top 10 quarterback, even with a Super Bowl ring.
But in the span of a year, the guy has made me look like a fool. And I'm sure he's made you look like a fool too.
I mean, I wouldn't think a guy is an elite quarterback after he threw 25 interceptions in one season and has looked absolutely terrible at times. But I'm done with that, Eli Manning is an elite quarterback. Case closed. I've said it and it's final and I'm not taking it back, as much as I dislike the Giants.
The two runs he had to win the Super Bowl are two of the best of all time. Plain and simple. Only ONE of those playoffs games he won were at home. And we like to sit around and talk about how important home-field advantage is in football. Well...Eli's like, "Forget that."
Five years ago he not only came to Dallas and beat my Cowboys who were the best team in the NFL that year but he then ended Brett Favre's career in Green Bay by winning the NFC championship game in Lambeau.
It doesn't end there, we all remember the miracle drive he put together in the Super Bowl to defeat Tom Brady and undoubtedly the greatest team in history to NOT win a ring by giving the Patriots their 1st and only loss of that 2007 season.
Last season's run was just as impressive, ending with another win in the Super Bowl against...yes...Tom Brady and the Patriots.
When you beat the great Tom Brady in the Super Bowl TWICE, you're a bad dude. And mark my words, Eli Manning will go down as the reason why Tom Brady won't ever be considered as the best quarterback of all time.
Tomorrow I'll start getting into "video game" territory, No. 3 and No. 4.
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