Eli vs Big Ben
Both were drafted in 2004 who do you honestly think has had the better career thus far
Manning is coming off his second Super Bowl championship and captured his second Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award. He has thrown for 27,579 yards, with 185 touchdowns and 129 interceptions. Manning has directed 21 fourth-quarter comebacks and his overall record (including postseason) is 74-53 (.582).
Roethlisberger is also a two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, although he has yet to win the MVP award. He has passed for 26,579 (exactly 1,000 less than Manning), with 165 touchdowns and 100 interceptions. Roethlisberger has 20 fourth-quarter comebacks and his record is 90-36 (.714).
Re: Eli vs Big Ben
I don't know. Really you couldn't go wrong with the top 3 QBs from that draft - Manning, Rivers and Roethlisberger. Most teams would be happy to have any one of them. It's rare that you see three QBs taken that high all succeed.
The 4th QB taken in the 1st round, Losman, didn't fare nearly as well.