I was reading the NFL.com articles on "each team's franchise QB". The QB drought for the Steelers was 1983-1990, and this was Ali Bhanpuri's comment: "From 1972 to 2018, the Steelers won 26 more games (455) than the next closest team (Patriots) and missed the playoffs just 16 times. Four of those disappointing seasons fell within this seven-year window. During their QB drought, the Steelers turned to Cliff Stoudt, David Woodley, Scott Campbell, Steve Bono, Todd Blackledge, Bubby Brister and Malone, who combined to go 63-64. At one of their lowest periods during the Super Bowl era, the Steelers basically went .500. Their bad is so much better than everyone else's."