Did the Steelers throw Mason Rudolph under the bus by signing Trubisky?
Are The Steelers going to show Rudolph the Door after Training Camp?
If the Steelers are going for a 4th quarterback, it is only to create one likely scenario, a scenario in which the Steelers give either Haskins or Rudolph their walking papers. It seems unlike either of the two have a future in the steel city.
If the Steelers do indeed bring in a 4th quarterback, one would almost have to think it’s Willis, Pickett, Ridder, Howell, or Corral. With the heavy favorite being Willis. In any event, whichever quarterback is not essential at this juncture, they will bring one in with the notion that whomever it is sit’s behind Trubisky for at least one season or two with either Mason or Haskins in the number three spot. Either after Trubisky’s contract expires or he loses the starting job, the youngster steps in as the new franchise quarterback.
Rudolph does bear some blame for the position he is in, no doubt. That said, almost everyone praising seems to be operating on some sort of blind faith Trubisky is new and improved and, in the processes, torpedoed any chance Rudolph had of winning the starting position.
Sure it would be a safe assumption that everyone would like to see Trubisky play well. They could have put some faith in Rudolph and framed it in the following way. They could have said right now Rudolph is the number one, Trubisky and Haskins are the challengers, but training camp will be the final arbiter as to the outcome.
Especially since no one can truly say, Trubisky has changed for the better. Perhaps he will, but let’s see the film from training camp and the preseason games. But at least give Rudolph a fair shake. He has earned at least that much, and after that, if he can’t win the starting position, then at least the chips have fallen where they may, and then Rudolph has to live with the consequences.