In 2007, Ben Roethlisberger had two perfect quarterback ratings: the first came against the Baltimore Ravens, and the second came against the St. Louis Rams. This made him the only quarterback in NFL history to achieve two perfect passer ratings in the same season. His stellar performance helped lead the Steelers to the playoffs, where they earned their first appearance. However, the 2007 season was far from perfect.
In his first game back after his injury, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a win. Ben threw for 147 yards on 15 of his 26 passes and caught a one-yard touchdown run. Roethlisberger also connected with MVP Santonio Hopkins six times for 73 yard. Roethlisberger completed 21 passes for 256 yards, and one interception. He finished the game with a passer rating 93.2.
Roethlisberger not only set a new NFL rookie record but also set many other records. He finished fifth all-time in passing yards, completions and attempts, and scored 51 touchdowns. Five Steelers victories were attributed to his Week 1 comeback against the Browns. His other fourth-quarter comebacks resulted in four Super Bowl appearances. The Steelers won five of his eight playoff games, and he was a key factor in every one of them.
Roethlisberger won the Super Bowl twice and was selected for seven Pro Bowls in his seventh season. Roethlisberger also set a record for passing yards and had a 34-16 TD/INT ratio. While he’s still considered a top-flight quarterback, Roethlisberger is already approaching his 40th birthday. Roethlisberger was a victim to several serious injuries and his mobility was less than his prime.