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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1
612 168
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
558 149
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
216 184
Kordell Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

4
146 120
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958

5
144 121
Tommy Maddox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

6
166 145
Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

7
97 76
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
135 121
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
117 115
Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2015

10
102 102
Mike Tomczak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

11
82 80
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

12
71 73
Byron Leftwich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010

13
72 78
Bubby Brister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

14
73 80
Mark Malone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

15
32 30
Joshua Dobbs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Joshua Dobbs

Seasons: 2018, 2017

16
60 71
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
41 59
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1958, 1957

18
64 101
Landry Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

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

19
25 39
Bill Dudley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1946, 1945, 1942

20
24 39
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
31 52
Cliff Stoudt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Cliff Stoudt

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

22
20 34
Johnny Gildea is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Johnny Gildea

Seasons: 1937, 1936, 1935

23
32 56
Dennis Dixon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

24
27 48
Mike Kruczek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Mike Kruczek

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

25
24 43
Todd Blackledge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1989, 1988

26
21 42
Ted Marchibroda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1956, 1955, 1953

27
19 39
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1996

28
19 40
Dick Shiner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1968

29
19 40
David Woodley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984

30
12 28
Johnny Clement is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1948, 1947, 1946

31
15 34
Kent Graham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2000

32
6 18
Bart Houston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Bart Houston

Seasons: 2018

33
14 34
Steve Bono is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987

34
10 27
Boyd Brumbaugh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Boyd Brumbaugh

Seasons: 1941

35
7 22
Buss Warren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Buss Warren

Seasons: 1945

36
8 24
Ron C. Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron C. Smith

Seasons: 1966

37
11 30
Joe Gasparella is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Gasparella

Seasons: 1951, 2950, 1949

38
12 32
Bill Nelsen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

39
6 21
Chuck Ortmann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1951

40
8 25
John Grigas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1944

41
11 31
Ed Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

42
7 24
Hugh McCullough is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Hugh McCullough

Seasons: 1939

43
9 28
Joe Geri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Geri

Seasons: 1951, 1950, 1949

44
11 32
Scott Campbell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Campbell

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984

45
6 22
Charley Seabright is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Charley Seabright

Seasons: 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1946

46
6 22
Roy Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Roy Zimmerman

Seasons: 1943

47
9 29
Tony Holm is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Tony Holm

Seasons: 1933

48
7 25
John McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
John McCarthy

Seasons: 1944

49
7 25
Bill Mackrides is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1953

50
8 28
Warren Heller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time
Warren Heller

Seasons: 1936, 1935, 1934