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The crazy Steelers quarterback stat going back to 2008

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a franchise which has been blessed with success. Whether you’re looking at the Steelers six Super Bowls, or their ability to always be considered in-the-mix for a postseason berth, there is no denying how blessed we, the Steelers fan base, have been.

If you wanted to point to a specific position which would equate in the success of the team, you’d look at quarterback. Especially since Ben Roethlisberger was drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft, the Steelers have had rock solid quarterback play during the Big Ben era. But for those who lived it, we know the big man needed help sometime.

Whether it was injury, suspension, or any number of reasons why he missed games, the players who came in to spell Roethlisberger got their fair share of starts while in the black-and-gold. Warren Sharp was able to uncover a crazy statistic for all but one back up Steelers quarterbacks during the stretch run starting in 2008.

What was the statistic? How about the Steelers have had 9 quarterbacks in that time, and after Roethlisberger’s retirement, get multiple starts for the team. During that time, only one quarterback has a losing record in those games. Who is it? Well, you might be able to guess…

It’s crazy when you think back to Michael Vick’s times with the Steelers, and his ability to win enough games to have a winning record. The same can be said for Dennis Dixon and even Charlie Batch. Nonetheless, this speaks more to the quality of quarterback play the team got when called upon than it does the sub-par play of Trubisky.

Not that Trubisky’s play was great, or even good.

In 2024 the Steelers now have a stable of quarterbacks who are hoping to add their names to this list of quarterbacks with multiple starts, and a winning record. If Russell Wilson is unable to play, for whatever reason, the hope is Justin Fields would be able to lead the team to wins.

Whether that’s the case or not has yet to be see.

What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below, and be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the rest of the offseason.


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