5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks of all time

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers have had a few impressive quarterbacks in their storied history. Here are Pittsburgh’s top five greatest passers of all-time.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most recognizable and fabled franchises in NFL history. With any history of sports franchise comes the greatest players to ever play their positions. The Steelers have had some very notable names wear that black and yellow jersey and sling the rock down the field across their 87 years of existence.

The position of the modern-day quarterback was not always as important to the NFL as it is now. Teams draft new signal-callers every year hoping that they just landed an amazing franchise-altering player for the next 15 years, but the majority of the time it doesn’t turn out like that.

It took till the 1950s for the quarterback position and passing the football to become more and more popular. Before that, running the football was the high majority of offensive attack and the NFL was a league of whoever was able to stop the run and run the ball better won the game.

The Steelers have had franchise players and other amazing players grace the fields of Pittsburgh for the Steelers and those players have helped this franchise become one of the most successful in NFL history.

This list may surprise some with certain names and where they are located on the list, these players listed are all great players in their own right but some were better than others. Number games are tough to diffuse so players were judged by personal accolades, stats, and the teams that surrounded them. Here are the five greatest quarterbacks in Steelers history: