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Steelers 2022 Exit Interviews: Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 NFL season has come to a detailed. As a result of the Steelers are among the many 31 groups who didn’t end fulfilling their final purpose, they’re within the means of wrapping up their season and transferring ahead to 2023.

Because the Steelers carried out exit interviews with all their gamers, we right here at BTSC thought we’d do the identical. By outlining two gamers every day, we will take a look at their season looking back in addition to wanting towards the longer term. Since Coach Tomlin has beforehand acknowledged he began his interviews with rookies, first yr gamers, and people heading into free company, we are going to do the identical. To begin, we are going to pair a possible free agent with a first-year participant as we work via this course of to ultimately cowl the whole Steelers roster.

First up are quarterbacks Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph.


Kenny Pickett

Pittsburgh Steelers v Baltimore Ravens

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Place: Quarterbacks
Years with the Steelers: 1
Years within the NFL: 1
Contract Standing: Signed via 2025 with a attainable Fifth-year possibility
Contract Particulars: $3,197,251 wage cap hit for 2023. Would value the Steelers $11,510,103 in lifeless cash if launched.
Video games performed in 2022: 13 common seasons
Video games began in 2022: 12 common seasons
Snaps (common season): 804 (offense)
PFF rating: 75.5 (18th of 38)
Notable stats: Pickett accomplished 245 of his 389 cross makes an attempt for two,404 yards his rookie season with the Steelers going 7–5 in video games he began at quarterback. Pickett threw seven landing passes with 9 interceptions but in addition added three dashing touchdowns on 55 dashing makes an attempt for 237 yards. In Pickett’s first 5 video games which got here earlier than the Steelers bye week, he threw two touchdowns and eight interceptions. Within the closing eight video games wherein Pickett appeared, he threw 5 touchdowns to just one interception.

Notes: Though the stats aren’t overly spectacular for Kenny Pickett in his rookie season, his improved play because the season went on in addition to his capability to attain game-winning touchdowns within the closing minutes in two of the three video games on the finish of the season helped to indicate that he’s entrenched because the Steelers beginning quarterback going into 2023.


Mason Rudolph

Detroit Lions v Pittsburgh Steelers

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Place: Quarterbacks
Years with the Steelers: 5
Years within the NFL: 5
Contract Standing: Free Brokers
Contract Particulars: Contract expiring with no lifeless cash.
Video games performed in 2022: 0 common seasons
Video games began in 2022: 0 common seasons
Snaps (common season):none
PFF rating:none
Notable stats: None for the 2022 common season. Within the preseason Rudolph accomplished 26 of 39 passes for 220 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. In his Steelers profession, Rudolph appeared in 17 regular-season video games the place he accomplished 236 passes on 384 makes an attempt for two,366 yards with 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Notes: After being relegated to the inactive listing for all however one sport this season, Rudolph didn’t see the sector in 2022. Going from the backup for 2 seasons behind Ben Roethlisberger down to 3rd string, there’s little cause for Rudolph to signal again with the Steelers and needs to be on the lookout for choices elsewhere.


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