Mason Rudolph looking forward to competing with Dwayne Haskins this summer

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Mason Rudolph is the only Steelers quarterback with a contract for the 2022 season, but it’s unclear what role he’ll be playing by the time next year rolls around.

Ben Roethlisberger could return for another season or he could retire, which would open up the starting job in Pittsburgh for the first time in nearly two decades. If he does leave, Rudolph’s contract doesn’t guarantee he’ll be next in line.

The Steelers signed former Washington first-round pick Dwayne Haskins and he could vault Rudolph on the depth chart with a strong summer. That’s why Rudolph said on Tuesday that he’s “not worried about 2022 or anything like that” despite holding onto the goal of being a starting NFL quarterback.

“You’re always excited and you’re always looking forward to competition,” Rudolph said, via Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “You know it’s going to be there each and every year. It’s just a matter of who.”

Josh Dobbs is also part of the current quarterback group in Pittsburgh and the allocation of reps in training camp practices will provide a hint to how things will stack up come the regular season.

8 responses to “Mason Rudolph looking forward to competing with Dwayne Haskins this summer

  1. I am most excited about watching the fall of this once fine, but now old and lacking talent, Steelers’ roster. Their fans are about to have the shock of a life time, if that first round exit didn’t.

  2. Looking forward to the competition from Dwyane Haskins? You could combine the two of you and you still wouldn’t be a starting caliber QB.

  3. If you can’t beat out Haskins, then you don’t deserve to be in the league. Because he’s been horrible so far. Rocket arm, but with accuracy issues and a 10 cent head.

  4. Mason has this competition in the bag. It’s still only the #2 job though…

  5. Last year when Washington beat Pittsburgh, Tomlin snarkily told Chase Young that the Steelers aren’t typically bad enough to get a top pick like Young. Well, if Ben retires, we’ll see about that Tomlin. If Haskins starts, you may be tanking for the top pick in the draft.

  6. Is this the same Haskins that loafed his way out of Washington> A bad actor with a bad attitude.

  7. Balsagna says:
    June 8, 2021 at 2:15 pm
    I am most excited about watching the fall of this once fine, but now old and lacking talent, Steelers’ roster. Their fans are about to have the shock of a life time, if that first round exit didn’t.

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    Who’s old on this team besides Ben? I’ll wait.

  8. Balsagna says:
    June 8, 2021 at 2:15 pm
    I am most excited about watching the fall of this once fine, but now old and lacking talent, Steelers’ roster. Their fans are about to have the shock of a life time, if that first round exit didn’t.

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    I wouldn’t say we’re old but I would say our depth is paper thin at some key positions (like o-line and linebacker), and, with our schedule, we are a few injuries away from our first losing season in 18 years. Of course we went 15-1 a year later so I’m not too worried about that

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