ESPN: Ben and the HOF debate

From ESPN’s AFC North Blogger James Walker this afternoon:

In February we explained that three Super Bowls victories for starting quarterbacks leads to automatic enshrinement into the Hall of Fame. The only quarterbacks in that class are Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman and Tom Brady. Three are in Canton and one — Brady — will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer five years after he retires.

Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers nearly joined that elite group but came up one scoring drive short in Super Bowl XLV, losing 31-25 to the Green Bay Packers. Now he’s stuck at two rings.

So what does this mean for Roethlisberger’s Hall of Fame chances? It means he still has some winning to do.

Roethlisberger’s 10-3 record in the postseason speaks volumes. His .769 winning percentage in the playoffs surpasses both Brady (.737) and Manning (.473). Roethlisberger also compares favorably with Hall of Fame inductees of the past 10 years in key areas such as passer rating (92.5), completion percentage (63.1) and yards per attempt (8.0)…

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