As the top pick in the 1970 NFL Draft, Terry Bradshaw, the pride of Louisiana Tech, came in with high expectations. Although eventually leading the Steelers to four Super Bowls (IX,X,XIII and XIV), Bradshaw’s career didn’t start out very well. In his rookie campaign Bradshaw threw 24 interceptions, which were the second most by a rookie at that time, despite only playing in 13 games and only starting 8.
If it weren’t for splitting time with Terry Hanratty, Bradshaw would of been on pace to shatter that interception record. Along with his 24 interceptions, Bradshaw composed a quarterback rating of just 30.4. Although Bradshaw only composed a completion percentage of 38, to go along with just six touchdowns on the year, the Steelers increased their record from 1-13 the previous season, to 5-9 during Bradshaw’s rookie campaign.