Steeling History: See which Steelers are set to challenge franchise records in 2017 – Pittsburgh Steelers News

Steeling History: See which Steelers are set to challenge franchise records in 2017 – Pittsburgh Steelers News

With the Pittsburgh Steelers arriving at training camp to prepare for their 85th season of play, several players on the current roster can propel their names onto or farther up the list of all-time statistical greats.

Does Hines Ward hear footsteps? Who is knocking on Franco’s door? Is Is It Ben or Bradshaw that statistically reigns supreme? Where is James Harrison on the all-time tackle list? Will season No. 85 be another dream campaign for No. 84?

Those questions won’t be answered until January, but in our annual series, Steeling History, BTSC highlights the players that could move up the all-time charts and what they need to do to do so.

Ben Roethlisberger


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Ben is, far-and-away, the greatest statistical quarterback in the history of Pittsburgh football. There will be always a debate on who, between Roethlisberger and Terry Bradshaw, is the greatest Steeler slinger of all-time. No. 7 owns pretty much every Steeler quarterbacking record, but what he lacks is the greatest record of them all, four Super Bowl titles owned by the incomparable and aforementioned Bradshaw.

Here is where Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger ranks first in Steeler QB passing lore:

Most Passing Yards (Career): 46,814

Most Passing Yards (Single Season): 4,952 (2014)

Most Passing Yards (Single Game): 522

Most 300 Yard Passing Games (Career): 49

Most 300 Yard Passing Games (Single Season): 9

Most Completions (Career): 3,804

Most Completions (Single Season): 408 (2014)

Most Completions (Single Game): 40 (twice)

Most Consecutive…

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