It is closer to how it is in real life. The teams with high quality veteran QBs are pretty hamstrung relying on drafting and resurrecting guys off the garbage pile to get better. If you have a great defense you probably don't have a great quarterback the Steelers defense and o-line has been going downhill since they paid the rapist.
Big ben has always been mediocre imo, brady,wilson,kaepernick,flacco,rodgers,manning bros etc all smoke him and they say ben is one of the steelers greats lol. It really isn't that fun if your playing something very similar to real life on the financial side of it.