Pittsburgh Steelers unofficial retired numbers that won't be used again

Jan 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers helmet
Jan 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers helmet / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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The Steelers offense boasts several iconic numbers that are no longer and should never be in circulation again

The Steelers have enjoyed a slew of Hall of Fame players on the offensive side of the ball. In numerical order, let's take a walk down memory lane to see the numbers of those iconic players that will and should never be worn again.

Number twelve (12) belonged to arguably the greatest quarterback to play for the Steelers. Full disclosure, I was privileged to have watched Terry Bradshaw and Ben Roethlisberger play. I can tell you that an argument can be made for either being the greatest Steelers quarterback, but I digress.

Bradshaw guided us to four Super Bowl victories in a span of six years, having gone back-to-back twice. For my money, he was the penultimate 'big game' quarterback. No surprise that Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a stellar career that had its ups and downs, but ended the way it should have ended.

Another number that has not been used since this player retired is thirty-six (36). Jerome Bettis came to us in 1996 via a trade and would become an instant fan favorite. 'The Bus' finished his career on the podium after our victory in Super Bowl Xl. What a way to cap off a Steelers career that saw Bettis rush for over ten thousand yards, nearly fourteen thousand in total, en route to enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.

Let's see what other numbers on offense are and should remain unofficially retired.