I clicked onto the
But I’m going to partake in the conversation, sparked by a blog post written by my former colleague Jamison Hensley, because you can now make a compelling argument for both
(Also, my bosses say I have to keep you clicking somehow.)
Both Flacco and Roethlisberger are in select company, perhaps just a notch below fellow champions and perennial Pro Bowlers in
Both are unique talents. Flacco arguably has the strongest arm in the
Both are tough as nails. Roethlisberger is famous for coming back from gruesome injuries like a villain in a horror movie. Flacco is drama-free in that regard, never missing a snap due to injury.
Both are inconsistent. Roethlisberger is inconsistently in the starting lineup, having missed eight games in the past three seasons. You can count on Flacco playing every week, but you might not know which Flacco will show up at the stadium.
And both have won a lot of games in their NFL careers.
Roethlisberger, 31, has more
So which would I rather have? I'm not going to go there.
I will say, though, that Flacco has really closed the gap over the past two years. In Flacco’s first three seasons, Roethlisberger and the
In the grand scheme of things, this fun debate doesn't really matter. The Ravens are happy with their Super Bowl quarterback and the Steelers are happy with theirs. Both are locked in for the long haul. And it's not like these two bitter AFC North rivals are ever going to consider swapping their franchise quarterbacks straight-up.
But finally, this is a water-cooler conversation with having.
After all, what else is there to debate in the middle of May?