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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 17, 2020 18.0k votes 3.4k voters 83.4k views62 items

Big fan of Pittsburgh football? Then check out this list of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout Pittsburgh Steelers history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This roster contains many American football greats, players in the game with the highest ratings in the NFL. The QB is the leader of the offensive team, the one who often calls the plays. You can also vote for the best Steelers running backs and the best Steelers wide receivers.

Who are the best quarterbacks in Pittsburgh Steelers history? They're on this comprehensive list, along with all of the other sports stars who have had the honor of being the arm behind this beloved Pennsylvania team—even if they were a backup QB. Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. Vote below, then head over and check out the best Steelers kickers ever.

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    Steelers career: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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    #21 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#1342 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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    Steelers career: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970

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    Steelers career: 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958

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    Kordell Stewart

    Steelers career: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

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    Steelers career: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

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    Joe Gilliam

    Steelers career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

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    Steelers career: 1959, 1958, 1957

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    Neil O'Donnell

    Steelers career: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

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    Steelers career:  2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

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    Steelers career: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986

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    Steelers career: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

    More Mike Tomczak 

    #13 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time#38 of 61 The Best Green Bay Packers Quarterbacks of All Time

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    Steelers career: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1981, 1980

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    Steelers career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1971, 1970, 1969

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    Byron Leftwich

    Steelers career: 2012, 2011, 2010

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    Steelers career: 2015

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    Steelers career: 1958, 1957

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    Steelers career: 1946, 1945, 1942

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    Steelers career: 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949

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    Mike Kruczek

    Steelers career: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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    Steelers career: 1956, 1955, 1953

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    Joshua Dobbs

    Steelers career: 2018, 2017

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    Cliff Stoudt

    Steelers career: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

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    John McCarthy

    Steelers career: 1944

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    Steelers career: 1948, 1947, 1946

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    Steelers career: 1986, 1985, 1984