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Saints DE Cam Jordan doesn’t think Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is a Hall of Famer

Throughout his 15 years in the league, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has put together a highly successful career.

This has garnered a general sentiment that he has put together a career that should one day land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. However, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan has voiced that he believes otherwise when it was suggested to him by a reporter on Thursday, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.

“Is that true?” Jordan responded when a reporter suggested that Roethlisberger might be a future Hall of Famer. Then he gave an exaggerated, “Reeeaaally?

“In this era? You’d put him at like a top three of this era? You’d put him in the top five of this era?” Jordan continued, before listing Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning as top quarterbacks during Roethlisberger’s 15-year career.

“You’re saying he’s better than Philip Rivers, career-wise? So you’re giving him the Super Bowl nod?” Jordan said. “You’re putting him at No. 5? OK. … I’d honestly put Eli (Manning) before I’d put Ben, but OK. Two Super Bowls — if we’re going by those numbers.”

There is clearly not much high esteem from Jordan concerning Roethlisberger and the type of career that he has put together. He holds a few other quarterbacks from this era such as Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and even Eli Manning in higher regard.

That said, Roethlisberger has had plenty of success to at least make a strong case for the Hall of Fame as he has been quite productive since entering the league in 2004 as he is third with 143 wins and 55, 527 passing yards, along with being fifth with 359 passing touchdowns. He has also reached three Super Bowls where he has won twice.

Ultimately, it is a conversation that will be had once his career is in the books.

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