Steelers QB Mason Rudolph says it isn’t Ben Roethlisberger’s job to teach him anything
The Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision during the 2018 NFL Draft to take former Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round. This has immediately pushed him into the picture as the potential long-term replacement for Ben Roethlisberger once he decides to eventually step away from the game.
The position that Rudolph now finds himself in is one that he believes he doesn’t need the tutelage from Roethlisberger to get acclimated to now being an NFL quarterback, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
It is a unique spot that Rudolph has been put into playing behind a future Hall of Famer, who still has a few years left in him at this stage of his career. Although there is the chance to pick the brain of Roethlisberger to see what it takes to succeed in the NFL, the 22-year-old believes that his learning curve on him to get adjusted to playing at the next level.
The Steelers have much stocked invested in Rudolph given that he was reportedly the highest-rated quarterback on their board despite snagging him in the third round. He is a promising talent that has shown to be an accurate passer with a strong arm to make plays down the field.
Regardless if he is looking to learn from Roethlisberger, he will see first-hand in front of him in training camp and throughout the entire year what it takes to become a successful starting quarterback in the NFL.