Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Take your pick: Rodgers or Roethlisberger?
By James Walker
"Take your pick" in the AFC North blog is never easy, and we have another tough choice this week for our community.
Which Super Bowl quarterback would you rather have: Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers or Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers? Take your pick.
Both quarterbacks are on the cusp of joining the NFL's very elite, a group that includes future Hall of Famers Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. A Super Bowl XLV dual in Arlington, Texas, will be a great showcase for Roethlisberger and Rodgers to show their skills on the biggest stage.
Does Roethlisberger have the advantage? Although unconventional, he's as clutch as there is in the NFL with a 10-2 postseason record, and Roethlisberger also has a chance to tie Brady with three Super Bowl titles. Quarterbacks are judged by their ability to win big games and no one over the past few years has done it better than Roethlisberger.
Or does Rodgers have the advantage? Rodgers virtually willed the Packers to the Super Bowl, despite very little help with the running game and various season-ending injuries. Rodgers' numbers this year are tremendous, as he steps out of the shadow of Brett Favre in Green Bay and has a chance to win his first Super Bowl.
So take your pick between these two great quarterbacks and share your thoughts below. Or you can send comments to our division inbox or AFCN Twitter page, and we will run the best responses throughout the week.