The Steelers went a long time between Terry Bradshaw and their next great franchise quarterback in Big Ben Roethlisberger. Now with Ben retired, and no succession plan in sight, Pittsburgh has major questions behind center.
During a recent appearance on "">The Rich Eisen Show," Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw gave his thoughts on the Steelers QB situation. And he doesn't believe the answer is currently on Pittsburgh's roster.
"I don't think [the Steelers] have the answer on the bench," Bradshaw told Eisen. "Mason Rudolph out of Oklahoma State, they got him in the [third] round. He had his chances, and I didn't see much from him." Adding, "Maybe he has to play a full season, and they've got to build something around him."
Since arriving in Pittsburgh in 2018, Rudolph hasn't shown himself to be a capable starting quarterback in the NFL.
That said, it doesn't matter who's quarterbacking the team without a good supporting cast. And Bradshaw noted as much.
"I don't care who's playing quarterback, Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, doesn't matter to me," the Steelers legend continued. "If they don't have much talent around them, you're not gonna see their talent. If you don't protect him and give him a running back and give him receivers where they can function and their talents show, it's not gonna work."
The first overall pick in the 1970 NFL draft knows exactly what great weapons can do for a QB. With Hall of Famers Franco Harris, John Stallworth, Lynn Swann and Mike Webster on the offense, the Steelers became the team of the 70's winning four Super Bowls in five years.