Year in and year out, Ben Roethlisberger gets overlooked when people start talking about the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Everyone knows about the Big Four: Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and, especially this year, Tom Brady. But after that? How can you not say Big Ben is, at worst, at least as good as anyone else?
He wins. He extends plays. He comes through in big moments. He’s won Super Bowls, been to Pro Bowls, been Offensive Rookie of the Year. And this year he’s potentially been the NFL MVP. After back-to-back RIDICULOUS weeks against the Colts and Ravens, despite a subpar game against the Jets, Roethlisberger’s season numbers now look like this: 3,063 yards, 23 TDs to just five picks, and a 110.6 QB rating over 10 games.
Big Ben is not the only one who’s been on a recent tear. In Style Points at The Drop, it’s never necessarily about what you do but how you do it. And over the past few weeks, no one has epitomized that like Klay Thompson has. He gets a big new contract. He destroys his idol, Kobe. He dunks on unsuspecting centers. If he isn’t an All-Star this year — coming off that great Team USA performance — then we’ll have to reevaluate the whole process. We should also mention he’s doing all this — 23.6 points per game, tied for seventh in the NBA — for the 8-2 Warriors, the best team in the NBA (at least according to point differential).
This week’s Style Points don’t end there, either. We have rookie wide receivers making an impact, and even a TV anchor dropping a dance to a T.I. Internet sensation. This is Style Points: Klay Thompson Is on the Come Up.
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