Big Ben seeks elite company

Can Ben Roethlisberger become the first QB to make our top 10 list of greatest NFL playoff rookies?

Originally Published: January 10, 2005
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

When Ben Roethlisberger starts for the Steelers on Sunday, he'll become only the eighth rookie quarterback since 1970 to start a playoff game. And he has a pretty good chance to become the first rookie QB to ever play in the Super Bowl. Which means he's got a great chance to be one of the best, if not the best rookie in NFL playoff history since the two leagues merged.

10. Duane Thomas (Cowboys, 1970) Thomas was spectacular in his first two playoff games. Against Detroit in the divisional ...

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