Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Sound-off: 2004 QB draft class
By Bill Williamson
Sunday, Ben Roethlisberger will play his third Super Bowl since he was taken with the No. 11 overall pick by Pittsburgh in the 2004 draft. Three years ago, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning won a Super Bowl ring. Manning was the No. 1 overall pick of that draft.
Of course, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers was the No. 4 pick of that strong draft class. The Chargers ended up with Rivers after a trade with the Giants that involved Manning. Unlike Roethlisberger and Manning, Rivers has not been to a Super Bowl.
How do San Diego fans feel about that? Do you think the fact that Roethlisberger and Manning have qualified for a combined four Super Bowls is a direct knock on Rivers? Or do you think the Super Bowl comparison is unfair because of Rivers’ strong performance as the Chargers’ starter since taking over in 2006?
Hit my mailbag with your thoughts on the subject. I will post some of your responses later in the week.