Steelers QB Mason Rudolph out multiple weeks with shoulder injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to make another switch under center during the loss to the New York Jets in Week 16. Unfortunately, it seems they will not have that option in the 2019 NFL season finale.
Steelers QB Mason Rudolph, who had a left shoulder injury yesterday, is out multiple weeks, source says. Even if Pittsburgh gets into the playoffs, Rudolph is not expected to be available.
It is no secret that Pittsburgh has dealt with their issues under center throughout the 2019 campaign. Although quarterback Devlin Hodges was not able to get the job done last week, he will have one more chance to end the year on a high note.
Hodges was nothing short of abysmal during the 17-10 loss against the Jets after completing 11-of-17 passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns before head coach Mike Tomlin opted to pull him. Rudolph fared much better by throwing for 129 yards and a touchdown, however, it was not enough to get this offense going in the second half.
Pittsburgh already had some major questions under center going into the offseason. While quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is set to make his return in the 2020 NFL season, the team and fans alike got a taste of what life will be like without the veteran if they do not find a viable backup to develop behind him before he retires.
The onus will fall on Hodges to show some signs of promise against the best team in the league in Baltimore next week.