Mitch Trubisky is widely seen as the favorite in Steelers quarterback competition until rookie Kenny Pickett exceeded expectations at training camp. But Pittsburgh has a third quarterback in the mix, and Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada says that quarterback, Mason Rudolph, is being given every chance to win the job.
Canada told 93.7 The Fan that Rudolph is in the running to win the job.
“Mason is getting second rep right now, almost equal, maybe a little less than Mitch. He’s being given a very fair shot. Up to this point in camp, it might be exactly equal. Mason has had too many plays at times “He’s played very well for us at times. He’s got a great shot at it. He’s being treated like that. His history with our plays, with our system, is a positive for him,” the Canadian said.
Rudolph is entering his fourth season with the Steelers, while Trubisky and Piquet are both newcomers, and Rudolph has started 10 games in Pittsburgh. Rudolph is more than a known amount to the Steelers’ coaching staff, which could give him the edge, though the reality is that the Steelers will be disappointed if neither Trubisky nor Piquet look good enough at camp to defeat Rudolph.
Mason Rudolph Has “A Great Shot” At Winning Steelers’ QB Job, Says OC Matt Canada Originally Appeared on Pro Football Talk