This topic came up during Steelers Lounge Podcast #4 (download it … NOW!), but we were discussing Charlie Batch’s career with the Steelers and how long he’s been a member of the team. He’s currently in his ninth season with the black and gold (two of those seasons were spent on Injured Reserved), and as we discussed on the Podcast, that has to make him one of the longest-tenured Steelers quarterbacks in team history.
As it turns out, there’s only one quarterback that spent more years in Pittsburgh: Terry Bradshaw.
Honestly, that’s a pretty incredible run for a local guy that signed on to be the third-string quarterback (behind Kordell Stewart and Tommy Maddox!) in 2002. Even more amazing is the fact he has two Super Bowl rings, and will only be making his fifth start on Sunday.