In a Zoom interview with reporters, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Mason Rudolph stated that his goal is to be a starting quarterback — specifically adding for the Steelers. Which to be frank, is a very obvious goal no matter how individual fans view Rudolph’s future with the team.
“My goal is to be a starting quarterback in this league and for our team,” he said. “I’m working towards that goal every single day. I can only control myself and the way I prepare and the way I approach and play in OTAs and camp. And that’s on the forefront of my mind, I’m not worried about ’22 or anything like that. I’m trying to live in the moment and be the best I can be for my team.”
With Rudolph being the only quarterback on the Steelers roster next year, he is obviously the odds on favorite to be their starter. However, there are many unknowns whether it be Ben Roethlisberger returning for another season or outside additions. Hell, maybe even Dwayne Haskins. Who knows?
Regardless, it is a good thing that Rudolph wants to be on the Steelers and help the team any way he can now, as well as continuing to improve to eventually take over the offense in the coming seasons.
Rudolph also talked about how he received a new contract right around the 2021 NFL Draft and how he appreciated the vote of confidence. He also stated that it doesn’t change how he will continue to try and improve each and every day.
“It’s always good to get a vote of confidence from your team, referring to his new contract. “I think still my approach is proving myself every single day, whether that’s in an OTA when really only doing seven on seven live or that’s in training camp or throughout the season. So it hasn’t changed my mindset. Obviously it’s a vote of confidence, it’s encouraging and Pittsburgh is a place where I want to be for a long time. I love the whole organization here. It’s home. That was exciting but it doesn’t change my approach.”
Regardless how you feel about Rudolph and his ability to be a quarterback in this league, there is no doubting that his mindset is correct for the position he is currently in. We should all look forward to continuing to see him improve as he may just be taking the first snap under center in 2022 for the Steelers.