What would the Steelers do with Mason Rudolph
Since I do believe Jordan Love’s ceiling is higher than Pittsburgh Steelers very own Mason Rudolph, I believe the team should put the team’s future into Love’s hands. Rudolph should have trade value though, so the team should trade the quarterback for additional draft pick compensation.
With that being said, I’ve stated numerous times I believe Mason Rudolph will have a solid NFL career. Nothing has changed in that regard. Rudolph was not the same player he was after being knocked out during their first contest against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2019 season. The tape, and statistics show that Rudolph had a tale of two halves to his season. An article I wrote during last season provides evidence of these things.
While I do not find Jordan Love is worth a first-round selection, I do find he is worth trading for in the second round. After learning the system, and gaining knowledge in the quarterback room, I do believe Jordan Love could develop into the franchise player many believe he can be. I believe Love showcased the player he could become during his second year at Utah State. His ability to run offenses, extend players, and throw power are top-tier entering the draft.
Who knows how productive Jordan Love can be surrounded by players such as JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner, James Washington, Eric Ebron, and Diontae Johnson. Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers are known to be non-assertive during the off-season: Kevin Colbert has started to break this widespread idea.
I urge Colbert, and the Steelers front office, to continue to rupture this trend. In a matter of weeks, we’ll find out where Love falls. Let’s hope that Pittsburgh sees the advantages of trading up, and drafting the young quarterback prospect.