Dick Shiner was the starting QB in 1969, the year before Bradshaw was drafted. Also playing in '69 was Terry Hanratty who was a rookie in 1969. Joe Gilliam was not drafted by the Steelers until 1972.
Terry Bradshaw's first season with the Steelers was 1970. For the 1969 season, the Steelers had Terry Hanratty, Dick Shiner, and Kent Nix as quarterbacks on their roster.
Terry Bradshaw and Terry Hanratty both shared the starting quarterback duties in 1970. This was Terry Bradshaw's rookie year and he completed 83 of 218 passes while Terry Hanratti completed 64 of 163. The Steelers finished that season with a 9-5 record.
Joe Gilliam was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1972-1975. Joe was the starting quarterback for the Steelers in 1974 for the first 6 games, before being replaced by Terry Bradshaw.
Dick Shiner was the Steelers' starting quarterback in 1968 and 1969.
Tommy Maddox was the Steelers starting quarterback before Ben Roethlisberger.
Joe Gilliam actually started when Terry Bradshaw was sat down (or injured). Gilliam died of an overdose.
No. Before he was starting quarterback, Kordell Stewart was a wide receiver in 1995 and 1996.
when tony dungee was a player with the steelers, never a coach. He played in the 70's with Terry Bradshaw, with coach chuck noll.
Of course, we know it was Johnny Unitas.
Currently in 2014, the Steelers have threequarterbacks. Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski and Landry Jones.
Roethlisberger played wide receiver until his senior year in high school.
In 2011, Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon backed up starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster. Another backup, Byron Leftwich, was placed on injured reserve before the season and did not play.