Report: Steelers nearing one-year extension with Mason Rudolph

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The Steelers are “absolutely” open to drafting a quarterback with starter Ben Roethlisberger possibly entering his last season.

But they also apparently want to assure Mason Rudolph returns next season.

The Steelers are nearing a one-year extension with Rudolph, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

That will tie Rudolph to the Steelers through 2022. He has a $1 million base salary this season in the final year of his deal.

The team also has Dwayne Haskins and Joshua Dobbs on the roster, but both are signed only through 2021.

Rudolph, 25, is 5-4 in nine career starts with 2,089 career passing yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Steelers made him a third-round choice in 2018.

14 responses to “Report: Steelers nearing one-year extension with Mason Rudolph

  1. As long as it’s not for the quarterback position, I have no problem with this decision 🙂

  2. Meh, he’s a career backup at this point. I guess extend if cheap but they better be looking for a real QB in the draft or trade.

  3. I may be the only guy in the world who completely written this guy off after 9 starts in Fichtner’s crappy offense, but he certainly hasn’t looked promising.

  4. This is a CYA move. If Ben gets hurt and Rudolph suddenly emerges as a legit starter, they can’t let him walk in FA next year. If they flop and are in a position to draft a new starter next year, the contract will be manageable to either keep him as a back-up or let him go.

  5. They are just trying to cover the fact that they want to take Trask tonight.

  6. He wasn’t looking bad and seemed to be progressing until the dirty shot to the head he took against the ravens. after that he looked gun shy. haven’t really had an opportunity to see how he will play since that season. He might’ve calmed down, plus he has had more practice and time to learn the playbook. This is why you need 4 games of preseason work, so you can see these things.

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