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The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time 

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Updated January 17, 2020 14k votes 2.9k voters 74.4k views 62 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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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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

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

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Kordell Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Kordell Stewart

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

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Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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

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

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Neil O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Neil O'Donnell

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

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

Steelers career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

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Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
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Bubby Brister is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
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Mike Tomczak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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Mark Malone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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Byron Leftwich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Byron Leftwich

Steelers career: 2012, 2011, 2010

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Terry Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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Jim Finks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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Bill Dudley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Steelers career: 1946, 1945, 1942

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Joshua Dobbs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Joshua Dobbs

Steelers career: 2018, 2017

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Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
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Mike Kruczek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Mike Kruczek

Steelers career: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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Cliff Stoudt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Cliff Stoudt

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

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Ted Marchibroda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Steelers career: 1956, 1955, 1953

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David Woodley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Steelers career: 1986, 1985, 1984

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Ed Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Steelers career: 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

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

Steelers career: 1948, 1947, 1946