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Mason Rudolph trade rumors: Steelers not expected to deal QB despite outside interest, per report

Mason Rudolph didn’t win his place battle to turn out to be the Steelers‘ beginning quarterback, however that doesn’t imply that he might be enjoying elsewhere in 2022. Regardless of reported curiosity from different groups, the Steelers count on to maintain Rudolph within the fold for the upcoming season, according to the Put up-Gazette

The Steelers reported reluctance to deal Rudolph is smart given that he’s the workforce’s solely quarterback who has expertise inside offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s system. Rudolph additionally provides Pittsburgh coveted depth at arguably the league’s most necessary place. 

Rudolph’s expertise is probably going the rationale why Steelers normal supervisor Omar Khan lately stated that he would not anticipate any adjustments being made to Pittsburgh’s quarterback room earlier than the beginning of the common season. 

“We really feel excellent concerning the three quarterbacks,” Khan stated throughout a recent appearance on the “All Issues Lined” podcast with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden. “Coach will resolve how issues will shake out, however we be ok with the three guys we’ve got on the roster.” 

The longest-tenured of the Steelers quarterbacks, Rudolph was 26 of 39 for 220 yards with two touchdowns this preseason whereas enjoying with Pittsburgh’s second- and third-team offenses. The fifth-year veteran and former third-round choose owns a 5-4-1 regular-season report as Pittsburgh’s beginning quarterback. He began the summer time because the Steelers’ No. 2 quarterback behind Mitchell Trubisky however has since moved behind rookie Kenny Pickett within the pecking order.  

Whereas the Steelers’ quarterback competitors was billed as a three-man race, it seems that the job was Trubisky’s to lose after Pittsburgh inked him to a two-year deal firstly of free company. Rudolph’s odds at being Ben Roethlisberger’s alternative dropped additional after the workforce chosen Pickett with the twentieth total choose in April’s draft. 

Rudolph obtained little work with Pittsburgh’s first-team offense throughout the ultimate phases of coaching camp. He relieved Trubisky within the Steelers’ first preseason game (throwing a landing cross to rookie George Pickens on his third play from scrimmage), then performed behind each Trubisky and Pickett towards the Jaguars. Rudolph tried simply three passes in Pittsburgh’s preseason finale, a 19-9 win over the Lions

The 76th total choose within the 2018 NFL Draft, Rudolph arrived in Pittsburgh after being a three-year starter at Oklahoma State, the place he threw 92 touchdowns towards 26 interceptions. He threw for practically 5,000 yards as a senior whereas throwing 37 touchdowns towards simply 9 interceptions. Rudolph’s favourite goal in faculty was James Washington, who was additionally a member of the Steelers’ 2018 rookie class. 

Rudolph and Washington loved a profitable partnership in 2019, serving to the Steelers get off to an 8-5 begin regardless of shedding Roethlisberger to a season-ending harm in Week 2. A concussion sustained towards the Ravens, nevertheless, appeared to have lingering results on Rudolph, who in the end misplaced his beginning job to Devlin Hodges late within the season. Rudolph nonetheless managed to go 5-3 that season because the Steelers completed with an 8-8 total report. 

Rudolph began only one recreation in every of the final two seasons. He threw for 315 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in a 24-22 loss to the Browns within the ultimate week of the 2020 season. Whereas he was spectacular in that recreation, Rudolph was not at his finest throughout his final begin, a 16-16 tie towards the Lions in Week 10 of the 2021 season. 

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