Mason Rudolph reportedly signing 1 year extension
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04-30-2021, 05:58 AM

Interesting, possible draft day trade? The timing is very suspect.


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04-30-2021, 07:18 AM

trade him for what? Not sure who would give us anything for him
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05-01-2021, 09:17 AM

This is an extension. This mean he is under contract through 2022. I think what this says more than anything, if Ben is anything less than phenomenal in 2021 (like top 5 QB, and or SuperBowl winner), 2021 is his last year.
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05-01-2021, 02:13 PM

(05-01-2021, 09:17 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: This is an extension. This mean he is under contract through 2022. I think what this says more than anything, if Ben is anything less than phenomenal in 2021 (like top 5 QB, and or SuperBowl winner), 2021 is his last year.

A top-5 QB by what standard? Do you mean like, by passer rating? 

I couldn't care less about Ben's passer rating. He's been top-5 a handful of times, but it's not the norm for him. Last time the Steelers won the Super Bowl, he was #24 in passer rating, so it's a largely meaningless stat when it comes to him.

Regarding the Super Bowl, I think he's more likely to be done in 2021 if he wins the Super Bowl. Go out in style, like his hero, John Elway.

My opinion: Anything short of the Super Bowl this year (and barring injury) and Ben is back in 2022.
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05-07-2021, 05:07 AM

I'm still holding some hope that Rudolph could be the next QB.  2022 could be his chance vs. Haskins with 2+ years of development under Matt Canada.  (Go ahead and laugh).

In a "must win" game for Cleveland, he did better with fewer starters than Ben did with a full complement of available starters the following week.  Would be good to see what he is capable of doing without Fichtner.
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05-07-2021, 05:52 PM

(05-07-2021, 05:07 AM)Vitriol Wrote: I'm still holding some hope that Rudolph could be the next QB.  2022 could be his chance vs. Haskins with 2+ years of development under Matt Canada.  (Go ahead and laugh).

In a "must win" game for Cleveland, he did better with fewer starters than Ben did with a full complement of available starters the following week.  Would be good to see what he is capable of doing without Fichtner.

No laughing here. I'm hoping mason is the guy and glad he will get a chance to show if he is with the extension unless Ben comes back.
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05-07-2021, 09:39 PM

(05-07-2021, 05:07 AM)Vitriol Wrote: I'm still holding some hope that Rudolph could be the next QB.  2022 could be his chance vs. Haskins with 2+ years of development under Matt Canada.  (Go ahead and laugh).

My opinion: Ben will still be here in 2022 unless we win the Super Bowl this year.

My other opinion: Rudolph is a backup, not a long-term solution as a starter.

I have nothing against him. It would be great to be proven wrong.
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05-08-2021, 12:48 AM

I like Masonite, Mason Jars, and Mason Rudolph... however... I don't think any of them are starter material at the QB position in the NFL.
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05-08-2021, 01:02 AM

(05-08-2021, 12:48 AM)Barney Wrote: I like Masonite, Mason Jars, and Mason Rudolph... however... I don't think any of them are starter material at the QB position in the NFL.

Laugh

Gentlemen, the debate has ended.  Pi_bigsmile
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05-08-2021, 11:40 AM

At some point Rudolph is going to have to show that being around for a few years he's starting to grasp the position. If you think about it that last game against Cleveland the Steelers rested a lot of starters and Mason didn't play all that poorly. But man he just looks lost out there if he gets any pressure at all. Do you think he has a strong arm?
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05-11-2021, 02:00 AM

(05-07-2021, 09:39 PM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(05-07-2021, 05:07 AM)Vitriol Wrote: I'm still holding some hope that Rudolph could be the next QB.  2022 could be his chance vs. Haskins with 2+ years of development under Matt Canada.  (Go ahead and laugh).

My opinion: Ben will still be here in 2022 unless we win the Super Bowl this year.

My other opinion: Rudolph is a backup, not a long-term solution as a starter.

I have nothing against him. It would be great to be proven wrong.

I've enjoyed watching him play over the years, but think it's time to move on. 

Please don't get me wrong, I hope Ben is able to ride off into the sunset with Lombardi #7.  The offense seemed at it's prime 3-6 years ago.  Those years were marked by slow starts to the season or early exits from or missing the playoffs.  They are going on 12 years w/o a SB appearance.  Most of those teams were better than what we have now.  I just don't think Ben's capable of it anymore even with an all-star cast around him (which he doesn't have). 

The Cleveland game reminded me a little of Marino's last game in the league (Blow-out loss to Jacksonville).  The team is in a rebuild, whether being acknowledged as one or not.  Keeping Ben beyond this year will be a hinderance. 

I hope I'm wrong, but I see continued decline in outcome this year.  If 2021 is Ben's last year, then the Steelers are poised to have the best salary cap situation in the league for 2022.  They will be able to lock in or bring in other key talent - Watt, Fitzpatrick, a stud WR, and/or CB.  Not a situation that I can remember the Steelers ever having.  The missing piece is Ben's replacement (unless it's Rudolph or Haskins...).
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