Mason Rudolph

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Mason Rudolph Signing With Titans

The Tennessee Titans are signing veteran free-agent quarterback Mason Rudolph to a one-year deal worth up to $3.62 million, according to NFL insider Mike Garafolo. Rudolph played in four regular season games (three starts) for the Steelers last year, throwing for 719 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He completed a whopping 74.3% of his passes. Second-year quarterback Will Levis is expected to start for Tennessee in 2024, but given the struggles of backup Malik Willis, Rudolph is likely to earn the backup job. Although Levis flashed upside in his rookie campaign, he is not a proven asset. If he struggles mightily, Rudolph could be thrust into action. For now, he remains off the fantasy radar in all formats.

Mar 13, 2024 5:01 PM EST


Mason Rudolph Could Return To Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph is set to become a free agent this season. The former third-round pick from 2018 could very well end up right back in Pittsburgh. Recently, Steelers general manager Nick Khan said they want to bring back Rudolph next season. It sounds like the organization still has full faith in Kenny Pickett under center. However, they want to bring in some competition in case Pickett fails to claim the starting gig. Rudolph knows the system well and led the team to a 3-0 record this past season. The Steelers even started Rudolph during their playoff game versus the Buffalo Bills. The 28-year-old isn't going to save the franchise. Although, Rudolph could be a bridge option for the team if Pickett doesn't work out.

Mar 1, 2024 8:16 PM EST



Mason Rudolph Continues To Receive Endorsements

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph is set to hit free agency heading into the 2024-25 campaign. However, several of Pittsburgh's prominent offensive options, specifically Diontae Johnson and George Pickens, seemingly want Rudolph to remain the team's starting signal-caller moving ahead. It's no secret Kenny Pickett has struggled since entering the league. But after Pickett didn't start late in the year, Rudolph played well enough to lead the Steelers to three consecutive wins and an AFC Wild Card appearance. At any rate, dynasty managers should keep the 28-year-old on the roster, considering there's a chance he'll remain in Pittsburgh. If Rudolph inks a new deal, Pickens and Johnson could also benefit, mainly since the duo played better after Pickett wasn't in the picture.

Jan 20, 2024 8:47 PM EST


Mason Rudolph Plays Well In Playoff Loss

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph completed 22 of his 39 pass attempts for 229 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in a 31-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He added 16 rushing yards on two carries. Pittsburgh's offense struggled with turnovers early on in the contest and quickly trailed 21-0 soon after Rudolph was picked off Buffalo's end zone. The 28-year-old battled back, however, and led the Steelers on three scoring drives. He connected with wide receivers Diontae Johnson and Calvin Austin III on short touchdown passes that brought the team within seven points of the Bills in the fourth quarter. Although his efforts ultimately came up short, Rudolph was solid in his postseason debut. The Steelers will need to figure out numerous things this offseason, including their plans for the quarterback position in 2024.

Jan 15, 2024 11:15 PM EST


Mason Rudolph Draws Tough Matchup In First Playoff Start

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph ended the regular season going 3-0 as a starter and will lead the team against the Buffalo Bills in the wild-card round of the playoffs. Sunday's contest is not projected to feature much scoring as gusting winds and snow are expected in Buffalo. Even if Rudolph manages to overcome the harsh weather conditions, he will also need to conquer a stout Bills' pass defense to make an impact for fantasy purposes. Buffalo has surrendered the seventh-fewest yards through the air and the seventh-fewest fantasy points to opposing signal-callers this season. Fantasy managers should make an effort to avoid Rudolph in all formats this weekend.

Jan 12, 2024 11:31 PM EST



Steelers Sticking With Mason Rudolph At Quarterback

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team is sticking with quarterback Mason Rudolph as their starter for Sunday's wild-card playoff game at the Buffalo Bills. Tomlin said the team is "sticking with the hot hand." Kenny Pickett has recovered from tightrope surgery on his ankle, but Rudolph has earned the starting gig heading into the postseason after leading the Steelers to three straight wins to secure the seventh and final playoff spot in the AFC. While he's been a stabilizing force for the Steelers offense, he hasn't really been great for fantasy purposes, going 53-for-71 for 716 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in his three starts down the stretch. On the road in likely frigid conditions in a hostile environment in Buffalo this weekend isn't going to make him an attractive DFS play, even at a low cost.

Jan 9, 2024 12:25 PM EST


Mason Rudolph Gets The Win In Week 18

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph completed 18 of his 20 pass attempts for 152 yards and one touchdown in a 17-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Weather conditions in Baltimore made things difficult for the 28-year-old, who fumbled three times in the contest. Fortunately for Pittsburgh, only one resulted in a turnover. Big plays were difficult to come by on Saturday, but Rudolph did complete a strike over the middle of the field to Diontae Johnson for a 71-yard score early in the fourth quarter. Following a 0-3 run that mostly featured Mitch Trubisky at quarterback, the Steelers are now 3-0 over the past three weeks with Rudolph under center. It is safe to assume that Rudolph will retain QB1 duties should Pittsburgh make it into the playoffs.

Jan 6, 2024 9:46 PM EST


Mason Rudolph To Start In Week 18

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that quarterback Mason Rudolph will make a third straight start in Week 18 against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens, while also noting that Kenny Pickett's (ankle) health isn't in question. Rudolph looked good again in the 30-23 Week 17 win on the road in Seattle over the Seahawks on Sunday, going 18-for-24 for 274 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. While it wasn't really all that notable from a fantasy perspective, the 28-year-old has now led the Steelers to two important wins in a row and will keep the starting gig for the regular season finale despite the fact that Pickett has recovered from ankle surgery. Pittsburgh will likely continue to lean on their ground game and defense, making Rudolph a low-end QB2 for fantasy managers in superflex leagues that will still be playing for something in Week 18.

Jan 1, 2024 12:20 PM EST


Mason Rudolph Throws For 274 Yards In Victory

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph completed 18 of 24 pass attempts for 274 scoreless yards in a 30-23 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. He also added five rushing yards on six carries. Although Rudolph did not find the end zone himself, he effectively led Pittsburgh's offense and did not turn the ball over. The Steelers are now 2-0 with Rudolph starting under center and have scored at least 30 points in two straight games. That said, the 28-year-old has certainly made his case to remain the starter regardless of Kenny Pickett's (ankle) availability next week. If Rudolph does retain QB1 duties, he'll have a difficult matchup against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens in Week 18.

Dec 31, 2023 7:18 PM EST


Mason Rudolph Officially Named Week 17 Starter

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin officially named Mason Rudolph the starting quarterback for Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Kenny Pickett (ankle) is nearing full health after requiring surgery for a sprained ankle, but the Steelers have elected to go with the hot hand and keep Rudolph as the starter under center after they beat the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals convincingly last Saturday. Rudolph went 17-for-27 in Week 16 for 290 yards and two touchdowns without any turnovers. If the 28-year-old plays well again against Seattle and picks up another win, it's possible the Steelers stick with Rudolph over Pickett heading into their Week 18 regular season finale against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens. While Rudolph did look good last weekend, he should still be considered more of a desperation QB2 in superflex leagues in Week 17.

Dec 29, 2023 1:35 PM EST


Mason Rudolph Scheduled To Start Again In Week 17

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph is "scheduled to be the quarterback for the week," according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Similar to last week, the Steelers will see where Kenny Pickett (ankle) is as his ankle injury progresses. Pickett was listed as limited in Wednesday's practice. He had tightrope surgery on his ankle and has missed the last three games, so fantasy managers in two-QB leagues shouldn't be banking on him returning for a Week 17 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. The 28-year-old Rudolph looked good in his first start of the year in the Week 16 win over the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, going 17-for-27 for 290 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He'll face a test on the road in Seattle in his second straight start and should be considered a desperation QB2 in superflex league championship matchups.

Dec 27, 2023 10:21 PM EST


Mason Rudolph Will Remain Starter In Week 17

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph will draw his second consecutive start in Week 17 versus the Seattle Seahawks, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Pittsburgh has started three different quarterbacks this season with subpar results. Second-year quarterback Kenny Pickett has taken most of Pittsburgh's reps at quarterback but hasn't played since Week 13 due to an ankle injury. Mitch Trubisky replaced Pickett but was eventually benched due to poor performance. That prompted Pittsburgh to roll out Rudolph for last Saturday's game against the Bengals. He led the Steelers to an upset victory, completing 17 passes for 290 yards, two touchdowns, and zero turnovers. It's worth noting that even if Pickett is cleared to play this week, Rudolph will start. The starting job is his to lose with two weeks left in the regular season and Pittsburgh still in the playoff hunt.

Dec 26, 2023 12:21 PM EST


Mason Rudolph Leads Steelers To Victory In Week 16

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph completed 17 of his 27 pass attempts for 290 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions in a 34-11 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. He added four rushing yards on two carries. Rudolph was sharp but aggressive on Saturday and frequently took shots down the field. The 28-year-old connected with George Pickens for scores of 86 and 66 yards and led Pittsburgh on two additional touchdown drives. With this performance, Rudolph became the first Steelers signal-caller to throw for 250 yards and two touchdowns since Ben Roethlisberger in Week 14 of the 2021-2022 campaign. It remains to be seen if Kenny Pickett (ankle) will be healthy enough to suit up next week, but Rudolph certainly played well enough to get the start against the Seattle Seahawks.

Dec 23, 2023 8:43 PM EST


Mason Rudolph To Start Against Bengals

With Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (ankle) officially being ruled out for Week 16, Mason Rudolph will make his first start of the year on Saturday against the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals with Mitch Trubisky backing him up, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. The Steelers were leaving the door open for Pickett to return after missing the last two games due to a high-ankle sprain, but he just wasn't ready to go this weekend. This will be the 28-year-old Rudolph's first start in two seasons, so fantasy managers desperate for a second QB in superflex leagues shouldn't be expecting too much. Pickett will be hoping to make more progress and be cleared to start for the Steelers in a Week 17 matchup in Seattle against the Seahawks.

Dec 21, 2023 12:55 PM EST


Steelers To Start Mason Rudolph In Week 16

The Pittsburgh Steelers will start quarterback Mason Rudolph on Saturday against the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16. Mitchell Trubisky will be benched after a second straight poor performance in Week 15's loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and regular starter Kenny Pickett (ankle) is still out due to injury. Rudolph entered in relief of the struggling Trubisky late in the fourth quarter on Saturday and went 2-for-3 for three yards. The 28-year-old will be making his first start of 2023. He's made only 10 starts in the NFL in his four seasons, with eight of them coming in his rookie year in Pittsburgh in 2019. There's no guarantee that Rudolph moves this offense any better than Trubisky did, so fantasy managers can't bank on the QB switch in Pittsburgh being a boost to any of the team's offensive skill players against the Bengals.

Dec 18, 2023 12:20 PM EST


Heads back to Pittsburgh

The Steelers re-signed Rudolph to a one-year contract Monday, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

May 15, 2023 7:19 PM EST


Visiting with Pittsburgh

Rudolph is visiting the Steelers on Tuesday and could be re-signed, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

May 15, 2023 3:17 PM EST


Set to back up Trubisky

Rudolph is slated to back up Mitch Trubisky in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Dec 17, 2022 10:15 AM EST


Not in line to start Sunday

With Kenny Pickett (listed as doubtful) still in the NFL's concussion protocol, Mitch Trubisky is expected to start Sunday's game against the Panthers rather than Rudolph, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Dec 17, 2022 9:31 AM EST


Chance to start in Week 15

Coach Mike Tomlin said Friday that he won't make a decision on the Steelers' starting quarterback between Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky for Sunday's game in Carolina until Saturday with Kenny Pickett (concussion) doubtful to play, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Dec 16, 2022 2:21 PM EST