Steelers Draft: 4 quarterbacks prospects who are an upgrade over Mason Rudolph
Jake Fromm, Georgia
This is a guy that people have a lot of different opinions on, but regardless of what you think of him, there is no question in my mind that he would make a better backup than Rudolph. Jake Fromm doesn’t have a great NFL arm, but he can still drive the ball past the outside hashes or into tight windows when needed. His best trait is his decision-making. Fromm isn’t going to put the ball into harm’s way often. The Steelers likely would have been in the playoffs in 2019 if he had been playing instead of Rudolph.
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
I get why analysts question Jalen Hurts as a potential franchise quarterback. He has an average arm and his processing speed needs some work. However, Hurts has the best combination of statistical production, athleticism, and leadership in the draft over everyone not named Joe Burrow. Because of this, I am confident that Hurts, at the very least, would be a quality NFL backup quarterback. Hurts is dangerous with his legs and can extend the play. His 52 total touchdowns to just 8 interceptions were also better than any of Mason Rudolph’s seasons in college.
I’m not saying that each one of these guys is going to be a franchise passer at the next level, and a few of them will turn out to be busts, I’m sure. However, Mason Rudolph has been exactly what I thought he would be coming out of college. These four guys could step in and be an upgrade over Rudolph right away.