History of the position: Steelers quarterbacks
The 2000s started off the same way as the 90s were and that was disappointment in big games until things began to change halfway through the decade and ring chasing began to heat up again. The quarterbacks for this decade were Kordell Stewart, Tommy Maddox, and Ben Roethlisberger.
Stewart was finally done in Pittsburgh after another let down in the playoffs and his continued pattern to not show up when the season was on the line. Enter XFL superstar, Tommy Maddox. Maddox was an average starting quarterback when he joined the Pittsburgh Steelers until the future of the franchise was selected, Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger joined a good team and took over after Maddox was injured during a game. Maddox would never return as the Steelers starter.
The Steelers would go onto win two Super Bowls during this decade both at Super Bowl 40 and 43, led by Roethlisberger. The best season for a quarterback this decade was in 2009 as Roethlisberger put up amazing numbers. Those numbers included 4,328 passing yards, 26 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and two rushing touchdowns.
Roethlisberger is one of if not the best Steelers quarterbacks to ever play. He is everything you need at the position for your team to be successful for a long time.