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Curt Popejoy

Mason Rudolph takes subtle jab at Steelers’ QB depth chart

After Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the quarterback situation with Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph. This was because starter Kenny Pickett found himself in the concussion protocol again.

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Tomlin said he felt Trubisky and Rudolph are No. 2 and No. 2a on the depth chart — a point Rudolph subtly rebutted on Wednesday when asked if he felt like that was the situation.

Rudolph has not been active for a game this season after signing a one-year contract extension that is paying him just north of $4 million this season. Hardly what you expect for a player who isn’t even dressing on game day.

If Pickett cannot go on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Rudolph will be active for the first time all season. But there is an argument to be made that Rudolph shouldn’t just be active, but should get the start, after a dreadful game by Trubisky last week. Trubisky threw three interceptions after replacing Pickett in the first quarter of the Steelers’ 16-14 loss to the Ravens.


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