Brooke PryorESPN staff writerRead 1 minute
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to re-sign quarterback Mason Rudolph, league sources told ESPN on Monday.
Rudolph signed a one-year extension that expires after the 2022 season, and the Steelers let him hit free agency in March. Re-signing him would allow the Steelers to maintain quarterback depth behind starter Kenny Pickett and the quarterback unit from last season, with Mitch Trubisky also under contract in 2023.
Rudolph, 27, spent the past five seasons in Pittsburgh after being selected in the third round of the 2018 draft. He started eight games in 2019 following Ben Roethlisberger’s season-ending elbow surgery, splitting time with rookie Devlin “Duck” Hodges.
Rudolph competed with 2022 first-round pick Pickett and veteran Trubisky for a start in training camp, but the Oklahoma State product was the third-string quarterback by the end of the 2022 season and never saw game action.
In 17 career appearances, Rudolph has a 61.5% completion percentage, 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.