Pay very close attention to the first few passes that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws Sunday against the Oakland Raiders as he needs just 9 more passing yards to pass a Hall of Famer on the league’s all-time yardage list.
Roethlisberger, who currently has 40,231 passing yards for his career, needs 9 more to pass former Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas, who is currently 15th overall on the NFL’s all-time passing yardage list.
With an outstanding game on Sunday, Roethlisberger could also pass another Hall of Famer on the list as he needs 321 passing yards to move into 14th place overall and ahead of the great Joe Montana, who played 15 years in the league with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Strangely enough both Unitas and Montana were both born and raised in Western Pennsylvania.
At some point later on this season, Roethlisberger should also pass Kerry Collins for 13th place on the list. Collins, who played for six different teams during his 17-year NFL career, was born in Lebanon, PA and he played collegiately at Penn State.