Lower Expectations for the 0-2 Steelers With Mason Rudolph at Quarterback

Bill Enright

Ben Roethlisberger needs elbow surgery and it will keep him out of action for the rest of 2019 season. The 0-2 Steelers will now turn to Mason Rudolph as their starting Quarterback.

Steelers Done Before September Ends?

After an embarrassing 33-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 1, the Steelers were looking to get their season on track in Week 2 when they hosted the Seahawks. Instead of things getting better, they took a turn for the worst. Not only did the Steelers lose 28-26 and drop to 0-and-2 but they lost starting Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a season ending elbow injury. 

Steelers Turn To Second Year QB Mason Rudolph

With Roethlisberger sidelined for the entire Second Half, backup QB Mason Rudolph entered the game and completed 12-of-19 passes for 112 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Pittsburgh drafted Rudolph in the 3rd Round of last year's NFL Draft but he never saw any action as a rookie. 

Are the Playoffs Even a Possibility?

Only ten teams in the last decade have made the playoffs after starting 0-2. While it's certainly going to be an up-hill battle for the Steelers, especially with AFC North rivals Baltimore Ravens starting 2-0, it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility for Pittsburgh to turn things around and make it to the Post-Season.

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JayInNYC
JayInNYC

2-team race in AFC North now.

DesertHeat
DesertHeat

No chance they make the playoffs now.

DaBearz
DaBearz

I'm stuck with JuJu now and he's maybe a WR2. Damn...

JBJ1991
JBJ1991

Brutal for your season to already be over.

FFBChampx2
FFBChampx2

And now they don't have their 1st rounder if they bottom out.

LetsGoEaglesSB52
LetsGoEaglesSB52

Is Mason Rudolph someone I should pick up?

Jaime Eisner
Jaime Eisner

Editor

Really bad news for JuJu owners


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