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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Steelers are closing in on a one-year contract extension with QB Mason Rudolph.
Rudolph is expected to sign a one-year extension with the Steelers, which will keep him in Pittsburgh through 2022. He is expected to serve as the Steelers’ backup quarterback in 2021 behind veteran starting QB Ben Roethlisberger. Rudolph completed 58.1 percent of his passes for 324 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in 2020.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph completed 22 of 39 passes for 315 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in a 24-22 loss to the Browns in Week 17.
That goes into the books as the first 300-yard passing game of Rudolph's career. He got off to a slow start in the game but rallied to throw both of his touchdowns in the fourth quarter, coming within a failed two-point conversion of tying the game. Rudolph will head back to the bench with Ben Roethlisberger returning to action for the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said QB Mason Rudolph will start in Sunday’s Week 17 contest against the Browns.
The Steelers will sit Ben Roethlisberger for the season finale. Pittsburgh clinched the AFC North and are choosing to rest some of their key starters. Rudolph will receive a spot start in Week 17 and has only appeared in four contests this season. The 25-year-old QB completed 3-of-4 passes for nine yards and no touchdowns during that span. For fantasy managers who are still playing in a Week 17 championship, Rudolph is mainly an option in Superflex/Two-QB league formats.
The Steelers placed Mason Rudolph (shoulder) on injured reserve.
Rudolph relieved Devlin Hodges in Week 16 but left the game with this shoulder injury. Pittsburgh will now have to turn back to Hodges for a must-win Week 17 matchup with the Ravens. Paxton Lynch will be his backup for that one. Rudolph appeared in 10 games this season and compiled a 13/9 TD/INT ratio.
Mason Rudolph is expected to miss Week 17's game against the Ravens due to his shoulder injury.
Rudolph came on to replace the ineffective Devlin Hodges in Week 16's loss to the Jets only to get hurt and exit the game. Rudolph's injury means Hodges will likely be under center with Paxton Lynch backing him up. This is not a situation to target for fantasy purposes, even against Ravens' reserves.
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