Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph was posed a question late last week that asked about rookie Kenny Pickett and whether he would help him learn instead of being “like someone else.”
“As a veteran now, does he find himself trying to take on the responsibility of helping first-round pick Kenny Pickett, as opposed to being …
‘Being like someone else?’ Rudolph said.
Rudolph didn’t call out anyone by name, but this is the same player who was drafted by the Steelers in 2018 and Big Ben said on a radio show that if the new guy asked him anything, he might just have to “point to the playbook.”
In response to these statements from Rudolph, former Pittsburgh backup Devlin “Duck” Hodges shared a photo of himself and his QB1.
When Roethlisberger announced his decision to retire following the end of the 2021 season, Rudolph was one of the notable teammates who did not wish him well in retirement, as Andrew Fillipponi of 93.7 The Fan pointed out back in January.
“Mason Rudolph and Big Ben didn’t get along,” says Fillipponi. “That still doesn’t mean Rudolph can’t do the classy thing and congratulate Ben on a great career. Everyone else has. Dobbs. Haskins. Duck. Batch. Maddox. Guys that didnt see eye-to-eye with Ben at all times. AB. Haley. But no Rudolph.”
Hodges appeared in eight games for the Steelers in 2019. He put up a 3-3 record and logged 1,063 yards, five touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Rudolph is heading into a quarterback competition with Pickett and former Pro Bowler Mitch Trubisky this offseason.