Roethlisberger passes Bradshaw for franchise yardage mark

AP

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has won half the Super Bowl rings as Terry Bradshaw, but Roethlisberger now has more passing yardage than the man who played for the Steelers from 1970 through 1983.

Bradshaw finished with 27,989 yards.  Roethlisberger passed Bradshaw late in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game at Tennessee.

Before the Steelers used a first-round pick on Roethlisberger in 2004, the team went more than 20 years with a revolving door at the position.  Kordell Stewart was the closest thing the Steelers had to a franchise quarterback, but he was too inconsistent to hold the job for the long haul.

Roethlisberger, in his ninth season and only 30 years old, could pile up a lot more yardage before his time in Pittsburgh ends.