It should come as no surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers and QB Mason Rudolph will go their own ways this off-season
The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to make the playoffs this past season. They rallied to win six of their last seven games, but a 9-8 record wasn’t enough to earn playoff spot. It was the first year after long time starting QB Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement.
When the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp began in 2022, Mason Rudolph was promised by Head Coach Mike Tomlin a fair chance to compete for the starting job with rookie Kenny Pickett and free agent Mitch Trubisky.
Trubisky began as the starter, but, prior to Week 5, Head Coach Mike Tomlin made the call thousands of fans were expecting. Rookie Kenny Pickett took over for the rest of the season. Rudolph didn’t appear in a single regular season game.
When Rudolph has seen the field in his four-year career, it has come with mixed results. He’s started 10 games and appeared in seven more, throwing for 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. In the 10 starts, Rudolph led the Steelers to a 5-4-1 record.
Steelers QB Mason Rudolph. Photo courtsey of The Pittsburgh Steelers