Ben Roethlisberger reacts to Mason Rudolph’s Week 4 performance
Ben Roethlisberger is out with a severe elbow injury, and the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to play the rest of the season with Mason Rudolph at the helm.
However, it seems that he wouldn’t have to rush getting better as soon as possible. Not when Rudolph showcased just what he can do against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He spoke with the press and revealed just how impressed he’s been with the way Rudolph handled himself from the pocket.
“He did everything they asked him to do,” Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He made plays. He made big plays when we needed him to. He took a check-down when we needed him to. He threw deep when we needed him to. He even lined up at wide receiver [in the Wildcat] when we needed him to. He did a lot more than just manage the game.”
Having such an iconic QB in Roethlisberger talking that way about you must feel good. He’s been the image of longevity for the Steelers, constantly delivering whenever the team needs it most.
Rudolph’s having quite a decent season himself. His numbers are steadily increasing ever since his first NFL game in Week 2. His completion rate eventually got better, hitting 86% in Week 4. He dominated against the Bengals, throwing for 229 yards and two touchdowns. He also didn’t make any interceptions.
If the 24-year-old from Rock Hill, SC will be able to perform great this season, there’s no reason for him to not stake his claim at the QB1 spot. And the Steelers will have an interesting situation in their hands if that ever happens.