Apparently Philip Rivers (the replacement for Carson Palmer as the media darling QB who has never played in a Super Bowl) was ranked at #26 in the NFL Network rankings of best active players
Peter King has this spot on response
I think for the players who voted Philip Rivers the 26th-best player in the NFL and Ben Roethlisberger the 41st, I give you these little facts:
Won-lost record: Roethlisberger 69-26, Rivers 55-25.
Playoff record: Roethlisberger 10-3, Rivers 3-4.
Super Bowl wins: Roethlisberger 2, Rivers 0.
Touchdowns: Roethlisberger 144, Rivers 136.
I mean, just saying.