The Steelers drafted quarterback Mason Rudolph within the third spherical on Friday night time, making him the potential inheritor to Ben Roethlisberger. But Rudolph isn’t anticipating Roethlisberger to groom him for the function.
Rudolph stated he understands that Roethlisberger’s job is to put together himself to play this season, not to put together Rudolph to play sooner or later.
“It’s not Ben’s job to teach me anything,” Rudolph stated, “it’s my job to learn.”
Roethlisberger has indicated he might retire quickly, which implies there shall be elevated consideration on Rudolph as a possible franchise quarterback sooner or later. But the truth is Roethlisberger is the established starter who’s nonetheless taking part in at a excessive degree, whereas Rudolph is only a third-round choose whose most probably function this season shall be inactive third-stringer behind each Roethlisberger and Landry Jones. Rudolph understands his place.