One of the time-honored traditions in sports is that of the comparison between two great players. Most of the time, we already have a preconceived notion of who we believe is the better based solely on a couple of key statistics or key wins.
For fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the inevitable debate would surround the two greatest quarterbacks in the team’s history. One, now retired and with four Super Bowl rings and the other, in his prime with two Super Bowl rings and three appearances.
Whenever you compare players from different eras, it becomes subjective in many ways because the game changes so much as it has in this particular case, but what I’ve decided to focus on here are the first eight years of the respective careers and also, the intangible factors that has made each a little better (or worse) than the other.
Part One will start with the important numbers first which means playoffs and Super Bowls.
Playoff Record (’70-’77) – 8 wins 4 losses