Ben is damn good, no doubt. Why do we have to keep appointing him as the greatest ever though?
I don't see anybody anointing him the greatest ever except you.
He does have the "it" factor. That same, "it" that all of the great QB's had. The greatest proof of that fact is by looking at his eyes when he plays. He is mature beyond his years and that is evidenced in the fact that he doesn't get rattled or panics.
He did shatter the rookie record for most wins ever.
He just lead his team to the SB at the age of 23.
Ben became the only QB to have lead a sixth seeded team, on the road, to and win the SB.
He beat the bear's top ranked defense. (That goal line run through and over Urlacher was Bettis's career defining moment).
He beat the vikings, in their dome.
He beat the much heralded Peyton Manning and his high powered offense, in their dome when almost no one, (some Steeler's fans inculded) gave them a chance.
He beat his division rivals, your bengals, in their house. Spare me the losing Palmer argument. The fact is, he won.
He then beat, "the genius", Shannahan and his always accomodating QB, Jake, "the Mistake" Plummer in their house. Again, being expected to lose by the media at large.
You can have Palmer. I'll stick with Ben.