Ranking the best quarterbacks in NFL history #26. Terry Bradshaw

26. Terry Bradshaw: Bradshaw was selected with the first overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970 draft.  Bradshaw played 168 games (158 starts) over 14 seasons in Pittsburgh.  He was a great quarterback who played for an even better team.  Bradshaw was at the helm for four Steelers Super bowl winning teams in 1974, ’75, ’78 and ’79.  There of those championships coincided with his best years.

In ’75, Bradshaw led the Steelers to a 12-2 record while completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 2,055 yards and 18 touchdowns to be named to the Pro Bowl for the first time.  ’78 may have been his best season as a pro.  He led Pittsburgh to a 14-2 regular season record and another Super Bowl win while completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 2,915 yards and a league-leading 28 touchdowns.  For his efforts that season Bradshaw was named the AP NFL MVP as well as First-Team All-Pro for the only time in his career.  in ’79 The Steelers brought home another Super Bowl and Bradshaw earned his third trip to the Pro Bowl.  That season he threw for a career-high 3,724 yards to go along with 26 touchdowns.

For his career, Bradshaw completed 51.9 percent of his passes for 27,989 yards and 212 touchdowns while carrying the ball 444 times for 2,257 yards and 32 more scores.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989.

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