With his second Super Bowl championship in five years, Ben Roethlisberger has not only cemented himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks of our era, he’s also signaled a shift in how prospective NFL quarterbacks should be evaluated.
Troy Aikman had a winning smile, and Tom Brady sure looks handsome in the pocket, but Big Ben proves that you don’t need to be a former Abercrombie model to be America’s golden boy. Roethlisberger is built like a construction worker, waddles more than he runs, and is best motivated with coffee cake. But he’s also a two-time champ, and you can’t take that away from him.
I can think of another ugly fat ass who’s won two championships…and his name is Tim Tebow. And if the NFL scouts put two and two together, he might not be drafted as a Tight End in the 5th round.