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AFC North: Top 10 Impact Players

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Dec 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Roethlisberger

I am a AFC North guy so excuse me Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers but slide over, Big Ben is the guy I rank number one in the best quarterback polls. As a Bengals fan it is extremely hard to watch Andy Dalton play, you never know which Andy you are going to get. With Big Ben you know you are going to get a two-time Super Bowl winner who is going to play hurt or not and do it well.

Big Ben was drafted in 2004, yes the same draft as Eli Manning and Philip Rivers and even at 11th overall he was a steal. Imagine Cincinnati’s offense, but in Andy Dalton’s place is Roethlisberger. How many Super Bowl rings would we have racked up?

Big Ben is the only quarterback on this list and for good reason; his three Super Bowl appearances speaks for themselves (one can only hope Johnny Manziel and A.J. McCarron can get a shot and succeed. They’ll be on the list eventually).