Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needed just one more passing yard in the Sunday win over the New York Jets to give him an even 12,100 for his career, but that yard and many more will come.
On Sunday the Steelers quarterback become the 52nd player to pass for more than 27,000 yards and he passed NFL greats Steve Grogan (26,886 ) and George Blanda (26,920) on the all-time list in career passing yards.
Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw for 27,989 passing yards during his career in Pittsburgh so Roethlisberger figures to become the Steelers’ all-time leading passer right around Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals, should he stay on his current pace.
What took Bradshaw 14 years to do through the air will have taken Roethlisberger just over 9 1/2 thanks to the passing era of the league. Should he stay healthy and on his current pace, Roethlisberger should pass the 30,000 passing mark later on this season, something that has only been accomplished by 34 other players up until this point.