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Mason Rudolph will remain Steelers starting QB vs Seahawks

The Steelers’ backup quarterback had a masterful performance against the Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Ever since Mason Rudolph put on a show against the Cincinnati Bengals, there has been speculation around the fanbase as to what the Steelers would do at quarterback heading into the season’s final two weeks.

That question was answered today.

During his press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said that Mason Rudolph “gets the ball” to start in Seattle against the Seahawks. Tomlin also added that Kenny Pickett is in the same position that he was in last week, and they will monitor him throughout the week. Tomlin also added the Steelers are much more comfortable giving Rudolph the start after what they saw in Week 16 against the Bengals.

The former third-round pick in 2017 put on a show against Cincinnati, throwing for 290 yards and two touchdowns while posting a passer rating of 124 and finishing eight in the NFL amongst all quarterbacks in EPA in Week 16.