Ranking the AFC North QBs heading into 2019
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By Bill Riccette

The quarterback position is the glamour position in the game of football and there is no shortage of talent at the position in the AFC North. The four signal-callers in the division all have their own claim to fame in some fashion. But how do the four stack up against each other? Let’s dive into these four players.

 

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Even as the oldest quarterback in the AFC North, Roethlisberger still has plenty of gas left in the tank and is still one of the catalysts of the Steelers’ offense. While a lot of the focus was on Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes (and for good reason), it was actually Roethlisberger who led the NFL in passing yards in 2018 with 5,129. And he was fifth in passing touchdowns, with 34. Sure, he also led the league in interceptions, with 16, but that’s just a minor black mark on what was a stellar season for Roethlisberger, despite the Steelers completely faltering in the second half of the season and ultimately missing the playoffs.

Obviously there is going to be concerns from some as to how he will function without Antonio Brown. But those concerns should be put down rather quickly this season if Juju Smith-Schuster continues his rapid rise, especially now that he will take over as the lead dog in this...



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