– 2018 preseason stats: 24/44, 54.5% completions, 315 yards, 3 TD 1 INT
Rudolph never got a chance to play in 2018 and that is a good thing. He played in every preseason game in some capacity and, while he looked exactly like a rookie, showed some promising things for his future.
Rudolph and Washington were teammates in college and the two enjoyed a lot of success with each other. Rudolph was once considered a top quarterback in the draft. He was even projected to go in the first round at points leading up to the draft.
The Steelers showed heavy interest in him pre-draft and he was indeed available in the first for them. They passed on him twice until the third round came around and they used the pick acquired from Oakland in the Bryant trade to take him.
Mason is a big-body quarterback with a strong-arm. He showed touch in college many times throwing the ball to all his receivers but had the most chemistry with Washington.
The two are now teammates and could become a big part of the Steelers future. Learning from Big Ben can only help Rudolph’s game and give him a chance to be the successor to him once he hang up the cleats.