Josh Dobbs was the Steelers backup in 2018, but that could be changing this season.
While neither backup was great Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, Mason Rudolph has performed a bit better than Dobbs.
Mike Tomlin says there hasn’t been any separation between the two. What do you think, Steelers fans?
Who should be the Steelers backup quarterback?
- Mason Rudolph (86%, 51 Votes)
- Josh Dobbs (14%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 59
Myles Garrett Doubles Down on Racial Slur Allegation Against Mason Rudolph
Cleveland Browns defensive end, who is fresh off being reinstated by the NFL, is once again alleging Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph used a racial slur before their altercation towards the end of a game in November.
“He called me the N-word,” Garrett told ESPN’s Mina Kimes during an interview that aired on the network. “He called me a ‘stupid N-word,” Garrett reiterated.
The former number overall pick of the Browns initially accused Rudolph of using a racial slur while appealing his indefinite suspension by the NFL. Despite his claim, the NFL upheld Garrett’s suspension, which coveted the remainder of the 2019 regular season. Garrett attacked Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph by removing his helmet and then hitting him in the head with it, which then triggered a brawl between the two teams.
The NFL did reduce the suspension of Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who punched and kicked Garrett after he struck Rudolph, from three games to two.
Rudolph wasn’t suspended for his role in the incident, but was fined $50,000. On the same day Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was reinstated by the league, the NFL also decided to uphold Rudolph’s fine for his role. Rudolph has consistently denied ever directing any slur and also called Garrett’s actions “bush league” and a coward move.
At this point, we may never know who is really telling the truth. Do you believe Rudolph called Garrett a racial slur?
Poll: Who Is Your Favorite 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Player?
The 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers season officially gets underway tomorrow with the opening of training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.
The big news during the off-season was the departures of former fan favorites Pro Bowl players Antonio Brown and LeVeon Bell. Despite those loses, the Steelers roster is filled with popular names like James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster, T.J. Watt, Ben Roethlisberger and others.
On the eve of the start of camp, Steelers Now would like to know who is your current favorite player on the Pittsburgh Steelers?
Poll: Grading the Steelers 2019 Draft
The 2019 NFL Draft is over and the Steelers certainly made a splash, filling their most pressing need on the first day.
In an uncharacteristic move for the usually staid team, the Steelers moved up in the Draft, from 20 to 10 and selected Michigan inside linebacker Devin Bush.
Bush was widely regarded as the second best inside linebacker in the draft after Devin White and virtually every pundit had him being taken before the Steelers picked in the 1st round. The trade cost the Steelers their 2nd round pick this year and a third in 2019, but that blow was lessened by the Steelers having an extra 3rd round pick from Oakland, which they picked up in the Antonio Brown trade, and the expectation of a 3rd round pick in 2020 from losing Le’Veon Bell.
With their 3rd round picks, the Steelers selected 5’10” Toledo receiver/kick returner Diontae Johnson who they hope helps fill the role left by the departed Antonio Brown and Justin Layne, a cornerback out of Michigan State.
In the 4th round the Steelers picked bruising Kentucky running back Benny Snell, in the 5th, Michigan tight end Zach Gentry.
The Steelers went all defense with their three 6th round picks: NIL OLB Sutton Smith, Alabama DL Isiah Buggs and Akron LB Ulysses Gilbert. With their last pick, the Steelers drafted an offensive lineman, Derwin Gray from Maryland.
With all of that behind us, what do you think? Are you happy with the Steelers’ haul? Have they done enough to replace Bell and Brown? You can check out Parker Hurley’s final draft grade here then give us your opinion below.