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Mason Rudolph Ranked No. 6 Backup by NFL.com

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Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Mason Rudolph is the sixth-best backup quarterback in the NFL, according to Nick Shook of NFL.com.

Rudolph has a career 5-4 record as a starter and an 82.7 passer rating. He played well in 2020, with one start coming in the Steelers’ Week 17 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

“Rudolph can still be counted on to produce in a one-game scenario,” Shook wrote. “His performance in Pittsburgh’s 2020 season finale didn’t earn the Steelers a win (or eliminate the Browns from playoff contention, something Pittsburgh would pay for one week later), but it did underscore what we’ve come to know about Rudolph: The guy can sling it. Rudolph is at his best when throwing downfield, and he nearly threw the Steelers to a win in that Week 17 affair. He’s probably not long for Pittsburgh, but isn’t a terrible option in a pinch.”

Shook has Gardner Minshew, Marcus Mariota, Jacoby Brissett, Taylor Heinicke, Case Keenum ranked ahead of Rudolph, with Joe Flacco, Jordan Love, Justin Fields and Trey Lance rounding out of the Top 10.

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