Big Ben the NFL's heir apparent to Brady and Manning

Scouts Inc. breaks down the top five young quarterbacks in the NFL and puts Ben Roethlisberger atop the list, just ahead of Eli Manning.

Originally Published: September 18, 2008
By Scouts Inc. | ESPN.com

Tom Brady is out for the season with a knee injury, and Peyton Manning is not himself after missing the entire preseason with a knee problem of his own. So with the NFL's top two quarterbacks on the mend, which young signal-callers are poised to step into the void and take their games to the next level?

Scouts Inc.'s pro scouts debated that topic. They considered possibilities such as Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Cleveland's Derek Anderson and Buffalo's Trent Edwards. But the finalists had ...

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