Today we’re going to look at how many 300 yard games rookie quarterbacks have had for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since they came into the league in the early days of the National Football League, the Steelers have often been known as a running team. They have had very good quarterbacks at different times over the years though. Succeeding as a rookie in the NFL is difficult though. Throughout their history, the team has only had four 300 yard games by rookie quarterbacks and never has one of them had more than one.
Kent Nix – October 22nd, 1967
In a 24-21 loss to the visiting Dallas Cowboys, Nix completed 28 of 45 passes for 313 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
Cliff Stoudt – October 26th, 1980
In a 27-26 loss at Cleveland, Stoudt completed 18 of 37 passes against the Browns for 310 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception.
Neil O’Donnell – November 11th, 1991
In a week 11 33-27 win on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals, O’Donnell completed 24 of 39 passes for 309 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Ben Roethlisberger – December 18th, 2004
The Steelers went on the road and beat the New York Giants 33-30 in a week 15 game thanks in large part to Roethlisberger going 18 of 28 for 316 yards and a touchdown.