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Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

Date of Birth:  07/17/1995
Age:  27
Height  6'5"
Weight:   229
College:  Oklahoma State
Drafted:  2018 | Round 3 | Pick 76
Depth Chart:  Starter

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB


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Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

The Steelers are extending Mason Rudolph.

Pittsburgh likes Rudolph, and this will keep him with the team through the 2022 season, potentially giving him a shot to compete for the starting job depending on the future of Ben Roethlisberger after this year. Rudolph has played pretty well when filling in for the Steelers early in his career.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

The Steelers have placed Mason Rudolph (shoulder) on injured reserve.

Rudolph replaced Devlin Hodges in Week 16, but he had to leave the game with a left shoulder injury, and it is significant enough to end his season. Pittsburgh would have almost certainly started Rudolph in the season finale and into the postseason (if they make it) after he played well last week, but his year now ends after completing 62.2% of his passes for 1,765 yards, 13 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in ten games (eight starts with a 5-3 record). The 2018 third-round pick should be Ben Roethlisberger's clear backup in 2020.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

Mason Rudolph (left shoulder) is expected to miss multiple weeks.

After being unable to finish yesterday's game against the Jets, Rudolph was not expected to be ready for Week 17 against the Ravens. But it sounds like the second-year quarterback's season might be over even if Pittsburgh gets into the postseason. Devlin Hodges will start versus Baltimore to conclude the regular season, and he must protect the ball as the Steelers look to ride their defense to a playoff run. Rudolph's regular season ends with 1,765 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, and nine interceptions in ten games. The Oklahoma State product was up and down, but he showed enough flashes that he'll likely be in the mix as the franchise's long-term quarterback if Ben Roethlisberger retires within the next few years.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

Mason Rudolph (left shoulder) is officially questionable to return for the Steelers.

Rudolph was inserted into the game for Duck Hodges and played really well, going 14/20 for 129 yards and a touchdown, wit hate score coming on a perfect deep ball to a wide-open Diontae Johnson. Hopefully the second-year quarterback isn't dealing with anything too serious, but he's unlikely to return today.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

Mason Rudolph has cleared concussion protocol.

Rudolph will be ready to go when the Steelers return from their Week 7 bye to face the Dolphins in a couple of Mondays. This is good news for JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Pittsburgh receiving corps, and it'll be great to see Rudolph back on the field after he took the scary hit against the Ravens.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

Mason Rudolph (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 6.

Rudolph was surprisingly looking questionable after getting back on the field this week, but the Steelers are ruling him out ahead of the weekend. The second-year quarterback will hopefully be 100% healed following Pittsburgh's Week 7 bye.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

Mason Rudolph (concussion) officially remains limited in practice.

Rudolph remains in concussion protocol, and getting a full practice in tomorrow would be a positive sign as he looks to gain clearance by Sunday night. We'll see how Rudolph is listed on the final Week 6 injury report when it's released tomorrow.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

Mason Rudolph (concussion) was officially limited in today's practice.

This is great to hear after Rudolph left Sunday's game with a concussion suffered on a hit in which he was briefly knocked out. For how bad his injury looked a few days ago, a limited practice to start the week indicates he's making good progress through concussion protocol and has a legitimate shot to play this Sunday night.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

Mason Rudolph leaves game after hit to the head.

Rudolph just made a spectacular throw on third down against the Ravens, but he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Earl Thomas and appeared to get knocked out immediately. This is a very scary situation. Thankfully, Rudolph is now up on his feet and walking off the field after it looked like he would certainly be carted off the field. Many football fans' thoughts and prayers should be with Rudolph. Undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges is now in the game for :Pittsburgh. Before leaving, Rudolph was 13/20 for 125 yards and one touchdown.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

Mason Rudolph will be the Steelers' No. 2 quarterback this season, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Rudolph played really well this season, and this was fully expected. We'll see if Pittsburgh keeps Josh Dobbs on the roster or potentially attempts to move him in a trade. If Ben Roethlisberger goes down with an injury this season, Rudolph might provide QB1 upside in streaming situations.

Mason Rudolph | Steelers QB

The Steelers have selected Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph with the No. 76 pick (third round) in the 2018 NFL Draft.

This is pretty cool, as college teammate James Washington was just selected by Pittsburgh in the second round of the draft. Rudolph and Washington were both considered Heisman candidates during their time at OK State, and they showed a ton of chemistry putting up numbers in the Big 12. Rudolph is the sixth quarterback off the board in this year's draft, as no signal-callers were taken in the second round, and the Steelers are a great spot for him behind Ben Roethlisberger. Rudolph has a great deep ball, which should fit well in Pittsburgh if he ever takes over as the franchise's starting quarterback. As a rookie, Rudolph will compete with second-year quarterback Joshua Dobbs for the backup job behind Big Ben. In dynasty leagues, Rudolph is a solid stash as someone that could potentially take over the most important position for one of the league's steadiest franchises.