PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Former Super Bowl champion Ravens head coach and current NFL Network analyst Brian Billick joined “The Fan Morning Show” to help preview Saturday’s Ravens/Steelers playoff matchup.
Billick was asked about J.J. Watt’s MVP candidacy. After addressing that subject, Billick threw out another candidate unsolicited, one that he thinks isn’t getting enough attention.
“Frankly, I don’t know that I wouldn’t have thrown Ben Roethlisberger in that discussion when you really see what he’s done on the year, with 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions,” Billick said.
Billick thinks Roethlisberger is as perfect fit as any quarterback for MVP.
“I mean, his numbers – and you look at the success of the team as well – [it] matches anything that the guys that eventually might get it [have done],” Billick said. “So, as much as you’d like to have the romantic notion of a defensive lineman getting the MVP, it’s likely going to go to a quarterback. But, I’m not quite sure why we don’t talk about Ben Roethlisberger in that regard more.”
The interview can be heard here: