Football The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time  

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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.

Featuring 2018-2019 Pittsburgh Steelers and some of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, the best Steelers QBs include Terry Bradshaw, Ben Roethlisberger, Charlie Batch, and Bobby Layne, among other football greats.

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.

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534 139
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

2
474 129
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

3
128 103
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958

4
145 122
Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

5
181 162
Kordell Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

6
125 107
Tommy Maddox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

7
74 61
Joe Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Gilliam

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

8
115 106
Neil O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

9
90 85
Mike Tomczak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

10
70 64
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

11
21 10
Joshua Dobbs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Joshua Dobbs

Seasons: 2018, 2017

12
95 101
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2015

13
59 60
Byron Leftwich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

14
59 65
Bubby Brister is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986

15
59 68
Mark Malone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1981, 1980

16
50 58
Terry Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Terry Hanratty

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1971, 1970, 1969

17
39 47
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1958, 1957

18
19 25
Johnny Gildea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Johnny Gildea

Seasons: 1937, 1936, 1935

19
56 79
Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

20
20 29
Jim Finks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949

21
20 31
Bill Dudley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1946, 1945, 1942

22
25 40
Cliff Stoudt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Cliff Stoudt

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

23
19 31
Ted Marchibroda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1956, 1955, 1953

24
18 30
Dick Shiner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1968

25
17 29
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1996

26
4 9
Bart Houston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Bart Houston

Seasons: 2018

27
22 38
Mike Kruczek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Mike Kruczek

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

28
20 35
Todd Blackledge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1989, 1988

29
28 50
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

30
10 21
Johnny Clement is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1948, 1947, 1946

31
16 31
David Woodley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984

32
10 22
Joe Gasparella is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Gasparella

Seasons: 1951, 2950, 1949

33
11 24
Bill Nelsen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

34
7 18
John Grigas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1944

35
10 23
Ed Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

36
12 27
Kent Graham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2000

37
10 24
Scott Campbell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Campbell

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984

38
11 26
Steve Bono is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987

39
8 21
Tony Holm is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Tony Holm

Seasons: 1933

40
9 23
Tommy Wade is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Tommy Wade

Seasons: 1965, 1964

41
6 18
Bill Mackrides is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1953

42
6 18
John McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
John McCarthy

Seasons: 1944

43
6 18
Ron C. Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron C. Smith

Seasons: 1966

44
6 18
Hugh McCullough is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Hugh McCullough

Seasons: 1939

45
6 18
Rudy Bukich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1961, 1960

46
7 20
Kent Nix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967

47
4 15
Ed Matesic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Ed Matesic

Seasons: 1936

48
8 22
Joe Geri is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Geri

Seasons: 1951, 1950, 1949

49
8 22
Warren Heller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Warren Heller

Seasons: 1936, 1935, 1934

50
8 22
Boyd Brumbaugh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Boyd Brumbaugh

Seasons: 1941