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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 17, 2020 18.1k votes 3.1k voters 78.5k 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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  • 1
    Ben Roethlisberger

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

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    Terry Bradshaw

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

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    Bobby Layne

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

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    Kordell Stewart
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    Kordell Stewart

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

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    Joe Gilliam
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    Joe Gilliam

    Steelers career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

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    Charlie Batch

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

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    Tommy Maddox

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

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    Neil O'Donnell
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    Neil O'Donnell

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

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    Len Dawson

    Steelers career: 1959, 1958, 1957

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    Bubby Brister

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

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    Mike Tomczak

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

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    Michael Vick

    Steelers career: 2015

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  • 13
    Mark Malone

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

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  • 14
    Terry Hanratty

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

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    Byron Leftwich
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    Byron Leftwich

    Steelers career: 2012, 2011, 2010

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  • 16
    Bill Dudley

    Steelers career: 1946, 1945, 1942

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  • 17
    Earl Morrall

    Steelers career: 1958, 1957

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    Jim Finks

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

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    Joshua Dobbs
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    Joshua Dobbs

    Steelers career: 2018, 2017

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    Mike Kruczek
    86
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    Mike Kruczek

    Steelers career: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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  • 21
    Ted Marchibroda

    Steelers career: 1956, 1955, 1953

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    Cliff Stoudt
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    Cliff Stoudt

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

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    Landry Jones

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

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    David Woodley

    Steelers career: 1986, 1985, 1984

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    Dennis Dixon

    Steelers career: 2010, 2009

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