It’s hard not to romanticize about “Slash.” Obviously, he was an incredible athlete and a once-in-a-decade type player. But as a quarterback, he had limited success. In 1997, he committed four turnovers in the AFC Championship Game. The only other time he did anything special is when the Steelers went 13-3 in 2001, only to lose in the AFC Championship again.
Over the years, Stewart would be benched in favor of quarterbacks like Kent Graham, Tommy Maddox, and Rex Grossman. Those names say everything you need to know about Slash as a quarterback in the NFL.