Every year the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) holds their Rookie Premiere for a handful of athletes who were recently selected in the NFL Draft.
This, per the official NFLPA website, is how the Rookie Premiere got started, and what it does for these first year players.
Launched in 1994, NFLPA Rookie Premiere is unique across professional sports, providing partners with unmatched access to 40 of the NFL’s newest young stars at their first major business and marketing event following the NFL Draft. NFLPA Rookie Premiere is one of the most valuable opportunities, exclusively available to NFLPA partners, because it’s the first time for these partners to connect directly with professional football’s most promising and marketable young stars--all in one place—and build content and relationships that extend into the season and beyond.
While the players are meeting some important figures for their future in the NFL, fans get something out of this even too. Most notably is the first view of the rookies in their black-and-gold threads.
The Steelers will have three participants in this year’s events.
QB Mason Rudolph
WR James Washington
RB/TE/FB Jaylen Samuels
There have been times when rookies have missed part of the team’s offseason schedule to attend this event, but that won’t be the case with the event taking place from the 17-19th of May, and the Steelers’ offseason workouts don’t start until May 22nd.
For a full list of players attending, click HERE. Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes regarding the black-and-gold this offseason.