Steelers Fans Will Be Furious at Team’s 2022 Quarterback Plans

David Kaestle
Mason Rudolph is expected to be the Steelers quarterback in 2022.
Mason Rudolph is expected to be the Steelers quarterback in 2022. / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages

Though it's not official yet, all signs point to Ben Roethlisberger calling it quits on a Hall of Fame career this offseason, leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers without a solid answer at quarterback next year.

While many fans expected, or at least hoped the team would be players in the free agent or trade market, or even select a QB in the NFL Draft, the latest report suggests that won't be the case.

According to the report, Mason Rudolph will be the starter in 2022. The third-year quarterback was selected in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Steelers and at the time was viewed as a potential long-term replacement for Roethlisberger. That experiment has had its time to play out and it has not been fruitful.

Rudolph is 5-4-1 in 10 career starts and in 17 total games has just 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with a 61.5 completion percentage. Not exactly franchise QB numbers.

While starting Rudolph might be the safest and easiest option in 2022 for Pittsburgh, finding a long term answer as soon as possible should be paramount. Fans will be hoping they don't run with this Rudolph experiment too much longer.

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