Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was picked as the No. 44 player in the NFL’s Top 100, a precipitous drop despite a career year statistically for the veteran passer.
Roethlisberger was ranked No. 18 before the 2018 and went out to lead the NFL in attempts, completions and passing yards.
For the first time in his career, Roethlisberger had over 5,000 yards passing with 5,129. It was the second time he led the NFL in passing yards, He also set career highs attempts (675) and completions (452).
Additionally, his completion percentage of 67% and quarterback rating of 96.5 were both above his career averages.
But quarterbacks are frequently judged on their record, and the Steelers finished out of the playoffs at 9-6-1, with Roethlisberger starting all 16 games.
He will be the highest-ranked Steelers player in the Top 100 and joins JuJu Smith-Schuster (47), James Conner (62), Cameron Heyward (88) and T.J. Watt (91). The Top 100 is presented by NFL Network and is voted on by NFL players.