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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 17, 2020 17.9k votes 3.3k voters 82.4k 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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  • Terry Bradshaw1

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

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  • Ben Roethlisberger2

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

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  • Bobby Layne3

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

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  • Kordell Stewart4
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    Kordell Stewart

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

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  • Charlie Batch5

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

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  • Joe Gilliam6
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    Joe Gilliam

    Steelers career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

  • Neil O'Donnell7
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    Neil O'Donnell

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

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  • Tommy Maddox8

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

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  • Len Dawson9

    Steelers career: 1959, 1958, 1957

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  • Bubby Brister10

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

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  • Mike Tomczak11

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

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  • Mark Malone12

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

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  • Terry Hanratty13

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

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  • Michael Vick14

    Steelers career: 2015

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  • Byron Leftwich15
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    Byron Leftwich

    Steelers career: 2012, 2011, 2010

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  • Bill Dudley16

    Steelers career: 1946, 1945, 1942

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  • Earl Morrall17

    Steelers career: 1958, 1957

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  • Jim Finks18

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

  • Mike Kruczek19
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    Mike Kruczek

    Steelers career: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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  • Joshua Dobbs20
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    Joshua Dobbs

    Steelers career: 2018, 2017

  • Ted Marchibroda21

    Steelers career: 1956, 1955, 1953

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  • Cliff Stoudt22
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    Cliff Stoudt

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

  • Landry Jones23

    Steelers career: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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  • John McCarthy24
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    John McCarthy

    Steelers career: 1944

  • Johnny Clement25

    Steelers career: 1948, 1947, 1946