In the great debate of quarterbacking supremacy, statistics versus team success, or more accurately Super Bowl titles, can be a hot topic.
On Thursday, when posed a question in which a reporter referred to Roethlisberger as a quarterback "who might be going to the Hall of Fame," Jordan's face immediately took on an impression of shock.
A spirited exchange followed with Jordan asking, "You put him at top five of this era?"
That halted the list as Jordan explained Roethlisberger's era included the retired Manning.
With that, by Jordan's math, Roethlisberger checks in as the No. 7 quarterback of his era.
"I'd honestly put Eli [Manning] before I put Ben," Jordan said. "Two Super Bowls if we're going by his numbers."
The 15-year veteran has gone to three Super Bowls with two championships to show for them and is a six-time Pro Bowler who's thrown for more than 55,000 yards with 359 touchdowns. So, a trip to Canton seems likely.
A trip to New Orleans on Sunday is a certainty, though, when Jordan will be trying to track down Roethlisberger as the NFC South champions search for home-field advantage and the Steelers seek a spot in the playoffs.