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Ben Roethlisberger, affectionately known as "Big Ben" around the NFL, has a reputation for being able to take a hit - and take a lot of them.
He is listed at 6'5" and 240 pounds on the Steelers official roster, which is good for him considering how many hits he has taken throughout his career. Roethlisberger currently sits as the third most-sacked NFL quarterback of all-time (501 sacks), behind only Brett Farve (525) and John Elway (516).
Based on those numbers, Roethlisberger averages getting sacked 33.4 times per season. At that rate, he'll break the NFL record for QB with the most sacks sometime late in the next season.
Big Ben has gotten sacked on 6.5 percent of his dropbacks throughout his career, which is second most of any active QB behind Rodgers at 7 percent.
Ben Roethlisberger sack % during Mike Munchak’s time with #Steelers— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) January 14, 2019
2014 - 5.1%
2015 - 4.1%
2016 - 3.2%
2017 - 3.6%
2018 - 3.4%
Since 2014, Roethlisberger has been sacked just 115 times, third fewest among QBs with a min. of 50 starts.
Nevertheless, if Big Ben stays healthy for the next two seasons, he should shatter Farve's record.
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