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Mason Rudolph: I’ll be ready when my number is called

Steelers fans have been calling for Rudolph to start

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The Steelers have had lackluster quarterback play this season.

Amongst all quarterbacks who have played at least 75 snaps this season, Kenny Pickett ranks 33rd in EPA/play and Mitch Trubisky ranks 39th.

The poor play of Trubisky in the loss to the Patriots has some fans clamoring for the Steelers to start Mason Rudolph. When asked if he is getting a fair shot to play, Rudolph said he’ll be ready when the time comes.

“Listen, I’m a backup quarterback right now in the NFL and I’m very thankful,” Rudolph said. “You think about how much work it takes for all the guys in the locker room to get to this level. I’m gunna be sharp, I’m gunna stay sharp all week, and I’ll be ready if and when my number is called.”

Rudolph was drafted by the Steelers in the third-round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He started eight games in 2019 after Ben Roethlisberger was lost for the season with an injured elbow.

In 17 career appearances, and 10 career starts, Rudolph has thrown for 2,366 yards 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.