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Steelers QB Devlin Hodges claims he doesn’t have anything to lose

Devlin Hodges

Following another disappointing performance from Mason Rudolph, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to promote Devlin Hodges as the starting quarterback. While talking to the media, Hodges spoke about making his second career start.

“I don’t have anything to lose,” he said. “I was undrafted. … I’ve always been this kind of calm, cool and collected. I think a lot of that comes from getting prepared and being prepared, and when you’ve got some guys around me that are as good as they are that can block up front and make the catches and run the ball, it makes my job a lot easier.”

This past week, Pittsburgh witnessed Rudolph throw for only 86 yards and an interception for a decent portion of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. As a result, the Steelers chose to insert Hodgers under center and the offense immediately got kickstarted.

The undrafted rookie completed his first two passes, with the second one resulting in a 79-year touchdown to James Washington. Now, Hodges will have a chance to prove himself as the starter moving forward.

Earlier this season, Hodges was asked to start due to Rudolph recovering from a concussion. Back in Week 6, Hodges started in his first game against the Los Angeles Chargers and threw for 132 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Despite his lack of production, he did enough to give Pittsburgh the victory in Week 6. The rookie out of Samford will hope to lead the Steelers to another win in Week 13 as he gets his second career start versus the Cleveland Browns.