Mason Rudolph will be entering his final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Normally the Steelers like players to finish out their contracts before signing them to a new one and that seems to be the case with Mason Rudolph. His contract will run out in 2022 so he still has a whole season left to play, but this is his contract season. He could potentially play if Ben Roethlisberger does go down in 2021 which I hope does not happen with Ben. I would like to see Ben go out on a high note instead of seeing him crying on a bench, but the Steelers have the toughest schedule going into the 2021 season.
Ed Bouchette recently wrote an article listing the 5 things he would do if he was the Steelers GM. The third thing he would do is re-sign Mason Rudolph to an extension. Bouchette says in some ways the Steelers indicated what they thought about Mason Rudolph when they re-signed Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract, but it's not like the Steelers decided to add another quarterback over Mason Rudolph. We still don't know what Dwayne Haskin's potential is with the Steelers. So for now the Steelers will need to rely on Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph.
Rudolph has had good moments and not-so-good moments says Bouchette, but the Steelers still remain interested in Mason Rudolph. They just need to see more out of him. Rudolph will not see the field unless an injury happens, but if he does end up seeing the field he will need to make the most of it because he is on a contract year. Bouchette says the Steelers could potentially sign Rudolph now, but he likely would deny signing a backup contract at this point. If the Steelers feel Mason Rudolph is their starter he will be signed as a starter. So Bouchette says he would sign him to an extension if he was the GM of the Steelers.