Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has become the longest-tenured member of the franchise in terms of seasons played by starting Sunday’s season opener against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Roethlisberger has now played in 16 seasons with the Steelers, one more than Hall of Fame center Mike Webster.
He has also played in 217 career games, which ties him for second on the team’s all-time list with his former wide receiver, Hines Ward. Webster holds that record with 220 games.
Here are the Steelers all-time leaders in seasons and games played:
16 seasons: Roethlisberger
15: Webster, 15
14: James Harrison, Hines Ward, Donnie Shell, John Stallworth, Larry Brown, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Ernie Stautner
220 games: Webster
217: Roethlisberger, Ward
197: Gary Anderson
184: Dermontti Dawson
183: Deshea Townsend
182: Ray Mansfield
181: Greg Warren