These days Terry Bradshaw gets paid to talk loud and say football things on TV for Fox Sports. He might sound like a clown now, but back in the day he was a true Pittsburgh Steelers legend.
Of course the steel curtain had something to do with it, but Bradshaw was one of the best quarterbacks of the Super Bowl era and he was instrumental in bringing four rings to Pittsburgh.
Playing in an era that would be described as brutal and gladiator-esque by today’s standards, Bradshaw still managed to put up some impressive passing numbers.
For his career Bradshaw appeared in 168 games, winning 107 of them. He threw a little over two thousand passes for 27,898 total yards and 212 touchdowns. He also averaged 7.2 yards per pass attempt and his cumulative quarterback rating was 70.9.
Of course the greats save their best work for the playoffs, and Bradshaw was no different.
In 19 career postseason games Bradshaw posted a remarkable 14-5 record, throwing for 30 touchdowns and 3,833 total yards.
Bradshaw was also incredibly mobile in an era when that was relatively rare for quarterbacks. His ability to escape disastrous situations and scramble for first downs might remind many fans today of Russell Wilson. He ran for 2,257 yards and scored 32 rushing touchdowns in an era when quarterbacks could be crushed with impunity.
Since it’s Thursday, let’s take a few minutes to stroll down memory lane and enjoy some of the greatest moments of the Blonde Bomber’s epic career. This Youtube story will give you chills:
Bradshaw was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and is only one of three NFL quarterbacks (Tom Brady and Joe Montana) to win four Super Bowls.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.