Rudolph named Steelers starting QB

Mason Rudolph

Mason Rudolph drops back and throws a pass in the direction of James Washington in the Cowboys 45-40 loss vs. Kansas State.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for the 2019-20 season with an elbow injury, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday.

With Roethlisberger out for the year, former Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is the Steelers’ No. 1 QB.

“I am completely confident in myself, being a leader of a team and playing games," Rudolph said in a press conference on Monday. "That’s what it all comes down to.” 

Rudolph took the reins from the injured Roethlisberger in the Steelers’ 28-26 loss to Seattle on Sunday. Rudolph had 112 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Rudolph had a decorated career at OSU. He is the all time leader at OSU in career passing yards (13,618), passing yards in a single season (4,904) passing yards in a single game (542) and career TDs (94).

He was drafted by the Steelers with the 76th pick in the 2018 draft.

Rudolph will get his first official NFL start on Sunday when the Steelers play the 49ers. 

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