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Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Passing TD Leaders
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the NFL’s storied teams, having won six of seven Super Bowls, the most by any team. The Steelers began play in 1933 so they are one of the oldest franchises as well. They have, of course, fielded excellent quarterbacks over the years, despite being known as a running- and defensive-minded, and here is a short list of the Steelers’ all-time leaders to date in touchdown passes:
Terry Bradshaw (212)—Terry Bradshaw played for the Steelers his entire career, from 1970 to 1983, and he ranks first in team history with 212 touchdown passes. Bradshaw also led the Steelers to four Super Bowl titles in the ‘70’s. He threw for a career high 3724 yards in 1979, but his best overall season may have been 1978, when he had a career high 28 touchdown passes (led the NFL) with 2915 passing yards and 20 interceptions on his way to being chosen as a first team All Pro.
Ben Roethlisberger (127)—Ben Roethlisberger has only been with the Steelers since 2004, but already ranks second in franchise history with 127 touchdown passes as I write this in 2010. Roethlisberger had a career high 32 touchdown passes with 11 picks in 2005, but his best overall season was probably 2009, when he had a career best 4328 yards with 26 TDs and 12 interceptions.
Kordell Stewart (70)—Kordell Stewart played for the Steelers from 1995 to 2002, and he ranks third in the team’s history with 70 touchdown passes. Stewart had his best overall season in 1997, when he had 3020 passing yards with a career high 21 touchdown passes and 17 picks.
Neil O’Donnell (68)—Neil O’Donnell played for Pittsburgh from 1991 to 1995 and he ranks fourth in Steelers’ history with 68 TD passes. O’Donnell had arguably his best season in 1995, with 2970 passing yards, and tying a career high with 17 touchdown passes with 7 interceptions.
Bobby Layne (66)—Bobby Layne played for the Steelers from 1958 to 1962, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 66 touchdown passes. While Layne had a career high 26 TD passes with Detroit in 1951, he threw more interceptions (81) to touchdowns (66) while with Pittsburgh. His best season in Pittsburgh was arguably 1959, when Layne made the Pro Bowl with 1986 passing yards, 20 touchdown passes and 21 picks.