Ben Roethlisberger versus Carson Palmer
No doubt, Palmer is the better pure passer, a more polished product. And thus far, Palmer has had the luxury of playing with a more talented group of linemen and skill players. It's no coincidence that Pittsburgh spent almost all its 2006 draft choices on offense; the organization is trying to provide Roethlisberger with the talent to keep up with Palmer and the Bengals' high-powered offense.
While Roethlisberger isn't as 'pretty' as Palmer, it's hard to argue with the results he has achieved. Roethlisberger has a 27-4 career record (including 5-1 in the post-season), and a Super Bowl title. Remarkably, he has lost just one road game in his career, and has yet to lose a game to any NFC team.
My question for both Steelers and Bengals fans is: How do you compare Roethlisberger and Palmer at this point in their careers?