Top 10 quarterbacks in Steelers history

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6. Bubby Brister

Brister may be the only “Bubby” to ever quarterback an NFL team.

Like Mark Malone before him, Brister did not get the chance to taste playing in a Super Bowl with Pittsburgh. The big difference between Malone and Brister is that Brister was the better player. In 10 seasons with the Steelers Brister threw for over 10,000 yards.

Brister played seven solid seasons as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Luckily for Brister, he was a backup to John Elway when the Denver Broncos won successive Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998.

In comparing Brister with Malone, Malone has left behind a legacy of being one of the least liked quarterbacks in Steelers’ history while Brister is still a fan favorite and a very likeable athlete. When with the Steelers, he wore jersey #6 which was his personal choice based on the fact that he was the sixth child born to his parents.

Walter Andrew Brister III was also an accomplished baseball player and upon high school graduation was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball’s annual draft. Brister played one season in the minors before heading off to college to resume his football career.

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