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Terry Bradshaw doesn't think Mason Rudolph is the answer to replace Ben Roethlisberger

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Former Steelers quarterback and Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw was on the Rich Eisen Show on Thursday, and Bradshaw made it clear that he doesn't think Mason Rudolph is the answer to replace Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback.

"I don't think they have the answer on the bench," Bradshaw said. "Mason Rudolph, I believe his name, the guy out of Oklahoma State, they got him in the (third-round). He had his chances, and I didn't see much from him. Maybe he has to play a full season, and they got to build something around him."

Bradshaw also said that he doesn't see Aaron Rodgers landing in Pittsburgh.

"I don't think Aaron would go to Pittsburgh," Bradshaw said. "I think he would analyze that the offensive line isn't very good. The wide receivers are hit and miss. The tight end's not bad, the young kid out of Penn State (Pat Freiermuth). I don't think that's something that he's going to want to be a part of because he did say that he didn't want to be a part of rebuilding. And it very well could be. That's what Pittsburgh's going to have to do is rebuild. Defensively it's probably there. They got to fix their offense. They got to fix it. They got the kid out of Alabama at running back (Najee Harris), they just got to get some linemen in there."

Bradshaw thinks the best option for Rodgers is to stay in Green Bay.

Bradshaw also touched on his relationship with Roethlisberger, which hasn't always been smooth. Bradshaw said he gets along with Roethlisberger better now, but he really doesn't know him. Bradshaw said he gives him a text every so often.

Bradshaw credited Roethlisberger for turning his life around and thinks without a doubt that he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

“Listen, before they just beat the snot out of him, there was none better. I would have taken him over any quarterback in the league and that includes the guy down in Tampa Bay,” Bradshaw said of Roethlisberger and Tom Brady. “The young man in Tampa Bay has been very blessed and fortunate to have been surrounded with talent and talent and talent. Ben came in and they all went out and the offensive line got old, got bad and he got the heck beat out of him for the last three years. And we all know he stands in there and takes a beating.”


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