Ben Roethlisberger had a better NFL resume than both Eli Manning and Philip Rivers … so says Charlie Batch, who tells TMZ Sports Big Ben is the best QB from that insane 2004 draft class.

We spoke with Charlie just minutes after Roethlisberger retired on Thursday … and the former NFL quarterback explained he thinks Ben is hands down a better QB than Manning and Rivers.

“It’s no knock against Eli or Philip, but I’m taking Ben Roethlisberger 1A,” Batch said. “Eli 1B, and then Philip Rivers is behind them, only because of the Super Bowl victories.”