History of the position: Steelers quarterbacks
Another decade of Ben Roethlisberger at the helm led to many more successful seasons with players like Charlie Batch, Mason Rudolph, and Devlin “Duck” Hodges replacing due to injuries. As players from the former Super Bowl teams began to retire, other young players took their spot and Roethlisberger was now the leader and heart of this team.
Big game disappointment did leak into this decade just like the 90s as the Steelers lost Super Bowl 45 to the Green Bay Packers and multiple playoff letdowns against the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers were not able to cash in on another Super Bowl during this decade but Roethlisberger put up monster numbers throughout that period of time. He added 5,129 passing yards, 34 passing touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and three rushing touchdowns in his best season in the decade during the 2018 season.
His production throughout this decade was through the roof and many seasons rivaled his best. The team had an explosive offense with many weapons, which allowed Roethlisberger to show his true talent under center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Although the Steelers were not able to capture more trophies during this decade, it was some of the best offense the team had ever seen throughout its history.
From the inception of the Pittsburgh Pirates to the name change to the Steelers, the early three decades of the quarterback position was a tough go for the team with lots of turnover and replacements.