I really don’t think the Steelers have declined enough to finish behind the Bengals, who are a lousy team and a horrible franchise.That was 2 years ago... I’m talking about this year coming up m. A lot has changed in NFL and AFC North. And you read that about Ben because of his elbow injury and surgery. Now if Rodgers, Wilson, Jackson had the same injury and surgery you might hear that more about them. Also fact that he is 39. Not too many people worried about Wilson and Jackson’s age. If Ben’s healthy I don’t think get swept but I do think they could finish last in the division.
My point about the other QBs is if they’re out for the year (for any season ending injury, not just the one Ben had) like Ben was, they wouldn’t be contenders because the difference between their starting and their backup QBs is huge.