Pittsburgh Steelers midseason awards: Which players stood out?
Offensive Player of the Year: Mason Rudolph
Mason Rudolph sort of wins this award by default. The Steelers offense has really struggled to get things going in the first half of the season, and the isn’t one particular player who has stood out above the rest on this side of the ball.
It hasn’t always been pretty for Rudolph. He has an interception in all but two games he has played in this season, and he is averaging just 6.7 yards per pass attempt. Because of this, the Steelers have not been able to sustain drives well this season and are only 18th in the league in points per game (22.0).
Still, the second-year quarterback earns points for his effort, resilience, and poise under pressure. Despite starting in an 0-3 hole, Rudolph has rallied his team to even their record at 4-4.
There is no position more critical on the field than quarterback. While Mason Rudolph still has several things he needs to improve on, his competitiveness and winners mentality has helped spark new life into the Steelers 2019 season.