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The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly acquired curiosity in a Mason Rudolph commerce however the marketplace for what it might value has already been set.
The quarterback battle this offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers has seemingly been made a two-man race between rookie first-round choose Kenny Pickett and former No. 2 general choose Mitch Trubisky. That, in fact, has left five-year veteran Mason Rudolph because the odd man within the equation.
Rudolph has spent his total profession within the Metal Metropolis because the franchise drafted him within the third spherical out of Oklahoma State again in 2018. Nevertheless, he’s spent the vast majority of that point backing up Ben Roethlisberger and, when he did see the sector, the outcomes have been removed from inspiring.
But, because it’s change into clear that he’s all however achieved in Pittsburgh, the perfect possibility earlier than chopping Rudolph can be for the Steelers to discover a commerce associate. And NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported on Friday that is likely to be within the playing cards as there was curiosity across the league within the quarterback.
Steelers: Mason Rudolph commerce market has already been set
However what would Pittsburgh be seeking to get again in a possible Rudolph commerce? Different strikes across the league have already ostensibly laid out the framework for a possible deal.
The Vikings lately traded for quarterback Nick Mullens with the Raiders and Las Vegas solely bought a conditional 2024 seventh-round choose in return. So any Steelers fan on the market hoping that the group might squeeze a day two choose from one other group can hold dreaming.
Within the easiest phrases, Pittsburgh has zero leverage in any commerce negotiations concerning the 27-year-old. They’re very a lot in a spot the place it’s “take no matter you may get so that you don’t have to only minimize him for nothing in return” territory with Rudolph.
Maybe the truth that the Steelers are already garnering curiosity might up the value barely, however don’t count on an enormous haul in return. It’s seemingly going to be a late-round choose coming again to Pittsburgh in any commerce for Mason Rudolph, which isn’t a foul factor given the present scenario with the quarterback and group.