The idea heading into Pittsburgh Steelers coaching camp was Mitchell Trubisky and Kenny Pickett would battle for the beginning quarterback job. However offensive coordinator Matt Canada is not ruling out Mason Rudolph from swiping the gig.
Talking on 93.7 The Fan, Canada stated Rudolph is actually in competition.
“Mason’s getting the second reps proper now, nearly equal to, perhaps barely lower than Mitch,” Canada stated, by way of Professional Soccer Speak. “He is being given a particularly reasonable shot. So far in camp, it might need been precisely equal. Mason has made a number of performs at occasions, he is performed very nicely at occasions for us. He is obtained an important shot at it. He is being handled that means. His historical past with our performs, with our system, is a optimistic for him,”
At the beginning of camp, Trubisky is taking many of the first-team reps, Rudolph is second in line, and Pickett, who has reportedly struggled at occasions, is third within the rotation.
Rudolph enters his fourth yr in Pittsburgh, giving him a leg up on newcomers Trubisky and Pickett by way of understanding the offense and familiarity with the employees and scheme. Rudolph has began 10 video games in his profession, netting a 61.5 completion share and 16 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.
Given the offseason additions, it would be disappointing if Trubisky and Pickett floundered to the purpose the place Rudolph received the beginning job. Nevertheless it’s notable that Canada is not ruling Rudolph out at this level.