Mason Rudolph
Mason Rudolph
23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Just as fellow QB Josh Dobbs did in his rookie season, Rudolph failed to take a single regular-season snap in 2018. The two will battle for the backup quarterback job behind Ben Roethlisberger this summer, with Rudolph listed behind Dobbs on the depth chart entering training camp. Roethlisberger is signed through the 2021 season, so even if Rudolph overtakes Dobbs, his fantasy utility is limited, so long as Pittsburgh's long-time franchise remains healthy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.92 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2018.
Must wait for his chance to play
QBPittsburgh Steelers
January 1, 2019
Rudolph was inactive for Pittsburgh's 16-13 win over Cincinnati in Week 17.
Drafted as the heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger, Rudolph finished his rookie season without ever taking a snap. He has three years remaining on his current contract and will compete with Josh Dobbs for the backup quarterback job in 2019.
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How do Mason Rudolph's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 5"
235 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.90 sec
Vertical Jump
26.0 in
Hand Length
9.13 in
Arm Length
32.38 in
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mason Rudolph
Team Previews: 2018 New England Patriots
306 days ago
Mike Doria points out how Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots remain a Super Bowl contender, despite perceived discord in New England.
Team Previews: 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers
306 days ago
Rick Kinigson looks into the ongoing Le'Veon Bell situation, among other things, as the Steelers seek to end the Patriots' stranglehold on the AFC.
NFL Draft: Day 2 Fantasy Fallout
April 28, 2018
John McKechnie breaks down the skill position players taken in rounds two and three of the NFL Draft including USC's Ronald Jones, who lands in a favorable situation in Tampa Bay's backfield.
NFL Draft: Final First Round Mock
April 26, 2018
The rumor mill is in overdrive with the first round of this year's NFL Draft rapidly approaching. Is Baker Mayfield now the favorite to go No.1 overall to the Browns?
NFL Draft: Final Three-Round Mock
April 26, 2018
Sam Darnold should be on his way to Cleveland soon enough, but what happens from the second pick onward could be a whirlwind.
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A rookie third-round pick, Rudolph will back up Ben Roethlisberger this season. While Roethlisberger didn't miss time to injury last year, he's usually good for sitting out a game or two, which means Rudolph could actually see the field at some point. At 6-5, 235, Rudolph has the size, strength and willingness to stand strong in the pocket, able to withstand pressure to make plays. He is an accurate downfield passer but lacks arm strength, and while he quickly processes information, he played in a simplistic spread offense at Oklahoma State, which could slow his transition to the NFL. If he does play this season, he'll have two of the best weapons in football at his disposal in Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, which is about as good as it gets for a rookie.
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Healthy inactive
QBPittsburgh Steelers
Coach's Decision
September 9, 2018
Rudolph is inactive for Sunday's game against Cleveland due to coach's decision, Teresa Varley of the Steeler's official site reports.
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No. 3 spot on depth chart
QBPittsburgh Steelers
September 3, 2018
Rudolph heads into Week 1 as the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Will see plenty of action against Packers
QBPittsburgh Steelers
August 14, 2018
Rudolph will get an extended look in Thursday night's preseason game at Green Bay, Bob Labriola of reports. "We will not play selected veteran players," said coach Mike Tomlin. "Ben (Roethlisberger) won't play. It's really about an opportunity to get a legitimate evaluation of the guys who do play."
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Throws for 101 yards
QBPittsburgh Steelers
August 9, 2018
Rudolph completed seven of 12 passes for 101 yards and fumbled twice during Thursday's 31-14 victory over Philadelphia.
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Tumble ends in Pittsburgh
QBPittsburgh Steelers
April 27, 2018
The Steelers selected Rudolph in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, 76th overall.
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