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CBS Sports activities Ranks Steelers Quarterbacks Seventh-Finest In Tremendous Bowl Period


Mar 18, 2023

Within the Tremendous Bowl period the Pittsburgh Steelers have been one in every of, if not the most effective, groups within the NFL. Since 1966, the Steelers have received six Tremendous Bowls, tied for many within the league and a part of the rationale for these six Lombardi trophies is their quarterback play due to Terry Bradshaw and Ben Roethlisberger.

Yesterday, Garrett Podell of CBS Sports activities launched a rating of NFL staff’s with the most effective quarterback expertise within the Tremendous Bowl period and Pittsburgh made the listing. Though profitable six Tremendous Bowls with two quarterbacks, Pittsburgh was ranked seventh.

“The Steelers are tied for the second-most championships of any staff quarterback group on this listing with the New England Patriots, however Terry Bradshaw and Ben Roethlisberger’s particular person accomplishments pale compared to the opposite quarterbacks on this listing with solely two Tremendous Bowl MVPs and one NFL MVP between the 2 of them,” wrote Podell.

Bradshaw and Roethlisberger combining for just one NFL M.V.P. clearly damage their trigger, however Podell additionally talked about how Bradshaw’s stat-line didn’t assist both, throwing 212 touchdowns and 210 interceptions.

“Additionally holding the Steelers group again is that Bradshaw barely had extra passing touchdowns than interceptions, with 212 passing touchdowns and 210 interceptions.”

To be honest to Podell this all is sensible. Whereas we love our Pittsburgh quarterbacks, it’s exhausting to rank them over quarterbacks like Johnny Unitas and Peyton Manning with the Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts or Brett Farve and Aaron Rodgers in Inexperienced Bay.

One other side that knocked each Bradshaw and Roethlisberger down is the defenses they performed with. Each quarterbacks performed with a few of the finest defenses of all time and the Steelers received on the power of their protection for many of their Tremendous Bowls. Whereas Bradshaw and Roethlisberger had their moments in Tremendous Bowls the 70s Steelers had been recognized for his or her protection and the mid 2000s Steelers had been as nicely.

Now Pittsburgh doesn’t win these Tremendous Bowls with out each quarterbacks, however that’s the reason they’re on the listing and never greater. Each Bradshaw and Roethlisberger will probably be within the Corridor-of-Fame collectively in just a few seasons, however given Bradshaw’s mediocre stat line and Roethlisberger’s no First Group All-Professional picks and no M.V.P. it does knock the Steelers down the listing a bit.

Nevertheless, whereas the Steelers don’t have the most effective quarterback room of the Tremendous Bowl period, they do have probably the most Tremendous Bowls, so there actually isn’t an excessive amount of to complain about. Each Bradshaw and Roethlisberger bought it executed when it mattered, profitable six of a doable seven Tremendous Bowls the staff appeared in.

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