Mason Rudolph had a good game during the Steelers preseason matchup. He went 9 of 15 for 93 yards in three full series of work that included the best throw of the night for either team, a 26-yard touchdown pass to rookie George Pickens. On his next drive, Rudolph led the Steelers on a 17-play, 81-yard drive.
He may have just been auditioning for his next team.
Mitchell Trubisky is the Steelers’ likely starter, and rookie first-round pick Kenny Pickett is making a move up the depth chart.
A rumor is gong around social media that indicates an NFC team is considering trading for the one-time third-round pick.
“A former NFL GM told me thinks Mason Rudolph could be traded to the Lions by the end of the week,” tweeted 93.7’s Andrew Fillipponi.
After Tim Boyle struggled in the preseason opener and David Blough coughed up the football, it would not surprise anyone if the Lions made a move for a QB.
“Both of them, I thought made some really good plays, man,” head coach Dan Campbell said, when asked about the play of the backups against the Falcons. “But, then there’s a couple of these plays that leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
“Certainly, the interception that Tim had, he didn’t quite lay out in front enough. And then the snap — the exchange there, the critical play there in the red zone by Blough. Those two hurt you, man, and that’s kind of what all this is about at the end of the day, you know. You do a lot of good things, but those will bite you.”
The Lions have Jared Goff under contract through the 2024 season, however, there’s a possible out in his deal after the 2022 season.
In 2020, Rudolph appeared in five games for the Steelers and made one start. He threw for 324 yards while completing 58.1 percent of his passes to go along with two touchdowns and one interception.
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