When it comes to the debate of who is the greatest receiver in Pittsburgh Steelers history, it can be an intense conversation. From Lynn Swann and John Stallworth to Hines Ward and Antonio Brown, each has made an impact in their own way. But who comes out on top? Let’s take a look at the facts.
Lynn Swann and John Stallworth were the two top receivers for the Steelers during their most dominant years in the NFL. Swann and Stallworth are known for some of the most memorable catches in the history of the game. However, when looking at pure numbers, their stats seem to fit the era in which they played.
Hines Ward is one of only 14 receivers in NFL history with at least 1,000 career receptions and he holds every Steelers career receiver mark. He also epitomizes what it means to be a Steeler. His stats from a career standpoint are impressive.
Then there is Antonio Brown. Before his career took a turn, he was an extremely talented receiver. His numbers from 2013-2018 were remarkable. No receiver in league history had as many receptions or receiving yards during a six-year stretch as Brown. He had 686 receptions and 9,145 receiving yards during that time.
So who is the greatest Steelers receiver of all time? It’s up to you to decide. Cast your vote today and let us know who you think is the greatest receiver in Steelers history.